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Nefertiti Among Us

Mummy Dreams Painting Michael CookinhamThe TV’s neutral male voiceover
covers what we love about Egypt

and their pharaohs: house-sized rocks
that formed the pyramids dropped in place

without machine, sentries to this day
guarding the embalmed dead, the slight

queen’s beauty and betrothal to her cousin,
the nested outlined peacock rings binding

her eyes…

 

To read remainder of poem, visit Stone Canoe Online. To view photo poem montage, visit my channel.

Work by other artists included in this montage: Mask by E.McK.Filmer, Dolls by Margaret Keelan, Mummy Dreams by Michael Cookinham.

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