Monday, April 28, 2008

Poem for Monday, April 28th, 2008

Poem in the Night Month
by Beth Ann Fennelly

Now that they've X-rayed
the mummified female crocodile
in the Egypt room in the British Museum,
they've found a baby crocodile, mummified,
inserted far back in her throat.

Just so, little one,
we drift toward the next world.
Our days are numbered.

Strangers will catch your head,
will thumb your eyes back to zero,
will say Welcome to the world, not
the afterworld.

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