Maybe In The Dark

Putting My Feet in the Dirt September Writing Prompt #13:. Maybe in the dark

Photo: Araldo De Luca
Tomb of King Seti I

Each figure, each color, each gesture

are meant to tell a story.

Each name, each symbol,

Each tribute, each curse

are meant to be read

in the darkness

by the dead

each night

for eternity

under an ocean of time and sand

a story carved into rock and marble, painted with skilled hands,

maybe they all knew that here in the dark, those stories  will never end.

Ancient Egyptian stela (painted limestone) depicting the sculptor Qen worshiping Amenhotep I and Ahmose-Nefertari.

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