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Earth breathes

When the earth breathes
The surface rises and falls
Like a stomach

Let us see this
From a mountain top

All the forests and rivers
Are waving together
Like a saree
Drying in the breeze

See there, the seas filled
In the crater of the earth
Are throwing away the tides
Of extra height

The tower buildings
From New York to Kuala Lumpur
Are springing up and down
For those sleeping in the office chairs
Well, their buildings are now cradles

The people are moving
Without their knowledge
How can these fools know
That the earth breathes
When they cannot feel
The rotation of
Their own planet?

But thank god
The earth has not
Started breathing that way.