The Okinawan Lady Crowns Mother Earth


The Okinawan Lady Crowns Mother Earth



She speaks, and a rainbow forms in a distant field

then rises to reveal itself as a full circle.

It sustains its ascent and tilts until it hovers

parallel to the land, and expands to encompass

the whole weary world.


From outer space, astronauts watch the Earth

revolve — sanctified by her first halo.


Karlo Sevilla


Karlo Sevilla of Quezon City, Philippines is the author of the poetry collections “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018) and “Outsourced! . . .” (Revolt Magazine, 2021). Recognized among the Best of Kitaab 2018, shortlisted for the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2021, and thrice nominated for the Best of the Net, his poems appear in Philippines Graphic, Ariel Chart, DIAGRAM, Rat’s Ass Review, Small Orange, Radius, Matter, EclecticaBetter Than StarbucksAnti-Heroin Chic, and elsewhere.


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