Here lies 2018,
behind her glass barrier,
shrouded in mystery. The hand I stretch out
cannot quite hide its tremor. What will I encounter beneath
her folds? Curses or capital, fortune or
fright? Nothing is certain
but the compulsion to peel back
that first layer. Exhilaration battles anxiety. Where to start? There is the smell of death –
but also the tang of adventure and promise of new knowledge about her. And so
Each moment, each day, each
month unravels more of her riddles until at last every
secret cavity has been divested of its contents. Some turns of the wrist
will reveal treasures,
things hidden from days of old, joyous to untie. Others
horrify, fill the nostrils with the stench of decay and loss –
even then she demands to be set free of her wrappings
layer by layer, day by day. Until she is free of her casement
the baubles and bones seem disjointed, unrelated,
entries in the catalog to be studied by greater minds. But
after her 365 day burial,
her treasures and triumphs, grievances and gloom
will be placed with care in the display cases of my heart. They are messy,
these artifacts. Random bits of broken pottery,
gems – uncut and unrecognizable,
scarabs encased in amber. When studied,
polished to reveal their glory,
then and only then will she divulge her beauty. Taken as a
the years lined up in their coffins give context to my past,
enable me to excavate the Truth of who I am.
Whatever this year hides, this wrapped enigma,
for good or for ill
she is mine to enearth.
My fingers find the tattered fabric
Image Copyrighted by Historylink101.com & found at Egyptian Picture Gallery.
I liked this
Hope you find cool things in your ‘mummy’!
Look what was found in this Mummy Case http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5226845/Researchers-use-hi-tech-scans-reveal-mummy-name.html I hope there will be treasures to find in your 2018. I am glad it’s not such a difficult process to scan your words and find your name. 🙂
Ha! I’ve always been captivated by all things archaeological – and the pyramids rank right up there. That’s cool that technology has come far enough that the oldest known secrets can be revisited and new knowledge come to light. I hope there ARE many treasures to unwrap this year!
Have you visited the pyramids?
No I haven’t… If you buy the tickets, we could see ’em together! 😉
Now wouldn’t that be fun……. like this https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/167125836151264608/ Hope you can see the link. It’s Maurice Sendak’s Chicken Soup with Rice.