Earth Geometry

Let us assign the cube to earth. (Plato)
In this Muladhara Lotus is the square region of Prthivi. (Purnananda)

Solid stacking.
Four triangles
per plane; six planes.
Cube. Immobile.

Beautiful as
lightning, a square
surrounded by
eight shining spears.

Shifting plates on
a spinning sphere;
magnetized, with
a molten core.

My mother, toes
dew-sensuous,
at dawn among
her fuchsias.

This poem first appeared in the Bridges 2020 Poetry Anthology (ed. Sarah Glaz), Tessellations Publishing, Phoenix, Arizona.

There is a recording of Marian reading this and other poems on the Bridges 2020 Virtual Poetry Reading website

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