Poem: “The King’s Chamber”


The King’s Chamber

The pyramid of Khufu
The King’s Chamber
The sarcophagus

Then imagine
No empty coffin
But nuclear reaction

Within those tons of stone
Plutonium and cobalt
Demons of the desert

Then, five thousand years
Times five thousand years
In which to guard this stone-wrapped mummy

O desert night
Deserted burial
And restless Pharaoh

March 30, 2011


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