the lowest layer of the atmosphere, 6 mi. (10 km) high in some areas and as much as 12 mi. (20 km) high in others, within which there is a steady drop in temperature with increasing altitude and within which nearly all cloud formations occur and weather conditions manifest themselves.
That week he found the troposphere
Weighing down on him, pressing,
Slowly washing his body into the mirror
Where he could see torture implements
Captured already, ready for his arrival.