songanddancegirl

"It's about words, and words are all I have…"

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

WALK  LIKE  AN      EGYPTIAN

At 4 am    as I swim back up up   up

to consciousness    I must confess:

I have a thought  so horrible  my brain

shouts  DON’T GO THERE 

 

But too late  I see myself in the fetal position  

in a  rectangular box     in the ground

 

DO  NOT  GO  THERE    WE  REPEAT    DO  NOT  GO  THERE

 

A box  that fits my body   perfectly

No room  to spare   No worldly goods

No Nefertiti   me    Just my pink tee &

work out capris    Silent and calm    and dead

 

But not   in a bad way     All curled up and ready         for the long sleep

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Winter 2012

 

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