Ignorance (an acrostic poem)

I look at the strange colorful fluid in front of me

Giving it a sniff I am confused

Never before have I smelled such a thing

Ordinarily I would just pass this opportunity up

Reality is the person handing it to me is so hot

And I really want a chance to go home with them

Now you might say I am a fool for even contemplating this

Certainly you would probably be right

Even I wondered as I closed my eyes and chugged it down

Starlight (an acrostic poem)

Standing in a drizzle of ancient photons

Thinking of the vast distances they had traveled

Announcing their presence on my retina

Revealing their origin in the universe

Losing myself in that moment

I lay back opening my parched eyes

Gazing even deeper back in time

Hoping one day I could gaze so far back

That I could see the birth of my atoms