The Orionids call to me
I am awakened by Mars
Posing as Orion ‘s hat
In the corner of my window

I can lay in bed and watch, three AM
I stare for an hour
Betelgeuse wheels across the corner of the pane
And on to the west

Serius sparks in the trees
Still I’m searching to catch a glimpse of
Haley’s dirty tail eighty miles up
Nothing showing

I get up and go outside
Twenty nine degrees, four AM
My god the sky is brilliant
But no burning sand, not a mote