Jason J. Marchi  . . .

 

Amazing Stories

July 1989

 

 

 

   

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H2O TOGETHERNESS AND THE DIATOMIC GASES

 

 

H -- light and winged!

                to lift long zeppelins

                across awed continents

          you made us cry for Hindenburg

 

O -- ignite and burn!

                fueling fast rockets

                up to smiling suns

           you made us morn the Challenger

 

           yet together mixed and matched

 

H2O -- colorless, odorless, tasteless

            when poured and swallowed

            you fuel fires in the mind

            and germinate loft dreams.

 

"Jason, you're poem isn't finished. What about H2O2? It's quite an effective rocket fuel among other things."

                                                      - Arthur C. Clarke

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