Sealed Minaret

Sometimes digging
roots out a treasure-box;
particularly, when an animated shade
guards your head.

It is a well-known story

When the dreams come
and treasure troves are found
the minarets are raised
since gods cannot abscond.

Long caravans of camels from Bombay
for plastering shells
that would make the outer surface slick and smooth,
some gram-water to seal the leaking routes.