'hot air rises,
cold air sinks'
means that the smoke
lifts from between my
lips high into the
night sky, that the
cool october breeze
wraps around my being
(like waves crashing
gently onto the shore).

it means so much more
than it did in grade school
(i have become a
living, thinking,
breathing science
experiment).

to my right, sir isaac
newton cogitates on
the state of the universe.
he turns to me and a
moment passes before
he declares,
'for every action, there
is an equal and opposite
reaction.'
this means that when
you and i kiss, our
hearts and breaths
quicken with passion
and devotion.

(your arms, surrounding
my being like waves
crashing gently onto
the shore).