Adorns herself alternately
Her thick foliage of green and
capricious ebb and flow of blue.
Each shard of the sun
Weaves her a garment for
her curves of mountains and gorges,
Like a layer of dense air.
I start unwrapping her layers of drapery.
They are plaits of soiled bedsheets
Branching out from her midriff like
Tributaries of a river
Near its delta.
She hides herself
In different layers of meaning
Through its mantles
Like an epic revolving around
A rainbow-like narrative axis.
Scrolls of scriptural injunctions
Ooze from her orifices with the hiss of uncoiling snakes.
Certain inner layers are like
Light once trapped
Never escapes: illuminated for eternity!
I discover cavities
As wide as the
Hips of Venus
Or the chest of mars.
The heat from the earth’s core
Drives the machinery of
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