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Upon Visiting the Egyptian Gallery of the British Museum

Poetry & Prose | April 23, 2012

by Douglas Cavers

I read none of the plaques
And meandered,
A bored tourist,

Amongst the sarcophagi
Bedecked in royal turquoise
And ancient alien glyphs

And yawned at the king
Waiting for eternity
And his native sands
Behind plate glass.