Lost Goddess Ishtar

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Walk Like An Egyptian


After a while the people of Yuma, Arizona

grow tired of I, the old mummy,

wandering around town bumping

into things and getting in the way of traffic


Plus my bandages have become yellow &

brown with crusty nausea fluttering

in the wind & dragging on the ground

I unintentionally cause 2 traffic accidents


The police finally catch-up to me

drive me to the California border

point this tired old mummy toward

the dunes, ah yes, giant hills of desert sand


It takes me two days to climb

to the top of a sand dune, ten minutes

to roll down the other side

& then I hear a bird-like female voice


We make small talk until finally

I tell her, “I wish you weren’t

a creature of darkness”

she rips a rag off my face  “Ahhhhhhh!”


And leads me to an ancient Egyptian temple

half buried in another dune

where she presses a button that moves

a slab & we step inside


In a colossus vault painted with moving hieroglyphics

I finally find the lost goddess

or she finally finds me

   an overflow of bubbly joy causes me to collapse…


A Ghost Town Called Love



4 thoughts on “Lost Goddess Ishtar

  1. The dead mortal and abandoned immortal,
    Two desperate souls, each in its own way,
    Find themselves in the sharing of a portal…
    What will be the price that they must pay?,

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