Thursday, July 07, 2016

turning from the burning
pyramid of khufu

this ravaged by the avarice
of robbers ancient

mount shaped as the cosmic base
beheld by armies and tyrants

stone ruin hardly pitched at all
by love filth birth or death

cameras now turning
to a golf course

a green shadow
to remember by

it has an overwhelmingly
positive 5 star rating

but with a tough lie
on the 10th hole

then
rivers of time moving

a necropolis
will gently seed there

where you
will be buried

tourists
new cameras turning

turning from the burning
pyramid of khufu

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6 comments:

Deborah Carmichael said...

Most excellent imagery and apparent paradoxes.

CM said...

Like playing a miniature trombone on a speeding duck's leg!

Deborah Carmichael said...

Or hanging on to the lip as it takes a sip from a strong sense of humility.

Deborah Carmichael said...

Or hanging on to the lip as it takes a sip from a strong sense of humility.

CM said...

And then the taste-buds and a metaphorical mouth going, "I hate the taste of humility! IT IS SO BITTER. Why did I decide to sip this?"

Deborah Carmichael said...

Like a plowed down slave in that desert where tea flows freely

I drank it gritty sand for an hors d'oeuvres

Feathers in caps fell and the wind blew it all away

We rose up unfettered and the mighty burden was lifted