Chemistry Lesson

 The elements react                                                       DNA destabilises
I take her to heart                                                          the cri de coeur
she takes me to bed                                                                     At last!
one flesh                                                                                    a formula
 awaiting                                                                     an inevitable result

A known reality                                                      that sprightly cancer
the first argument                                                those curious viruses
the puncture on the M25                                         the decomposition
the miscarriages                                                                    of the body
the misery                                                                                the beauty

 Yet still we talk                                                                               of love
 as cell by cell                                                                                 sharing
  moment by moment                                                     without rancour
   without meaning                                                            without purpose
 life slowly unravels                                                                    within us