in moonlight

Greetings & salutations, my friends!

I really do not want to comment too much on this week’s poem other than it started around the idea of lapis lazuli and its spiritual influence in ancient Egyptian mythos.

In fact, I read somewhere that Cleopatra notedly wore powdered lapis lazuli for her eyeshadow due to its limitless power.

I think you will find this poem can be read a few different ways… several of which have nothing to do with the Egyptian allusions… and I am very eager to hear your varied interpretations.

Please share your thoughts & feelings in the Comments Section below.

-PS Conway ☘ ☘ ☘

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in moonlight

the Book of the Dead

recalls you in moonlight

silver bones

flesh of gold

hair like lapis lazuli

high upon the desert sands

with starshine your sacred scrim

the whimsy of the night wind

tugging gently on your raiment

its sequined scarab caress

lost in a shadowed codex

as with memory, treasure rusts

and i am left … longing

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