Shiva’s Smile

a black cobra

with a raised hood

slithers

around his blue neck

gaping in awe

at the primordial being

adorned with

a crescent moon

on his matted locks

even

the dance of the atom

comes to a standstill

pausing

to catch a glimpse

of his half-smile

delivered out of pure compassion

for all human-kind,

so caught up

in their pettiness

missing the bigger picture

© 2017

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