Technical diagrams raised a millimetre high.
White glossy paper,
shining in the glow of an underground train.
Her eyes burn and squint erratically,
her soft hands gliding smoothly across pages,
caressing hydrocarbons
and other compounds in a textbook.
Butane, methane, propane.
Ethanol and methanol,
fine black detail on white paper shining.

Written by Jack Brewis