earth sign

stubborn and stony.
Fertile then fruitful then fading then cold
round and round
she turns in dark space.

But unseen,
more than skin-deep,
slow shifting,
sedimentary compression,
flowing tunnels of
mineral aquifers and molten rock
and blind mysteries.

The surface breaks open,
and in that rare, astonishing moment,
a glimpse of the raw wilderness within.