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Weighing the Hearts of the Dead
by Barbara A Audet

Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Inspired by the Egyptian's body-preserving processes and ceremonies. The analogy is to what happens when we suffer loss of any kind.

Weighing the Hearts of the Dead

Slow is the process,
of lifting organs to the sun.
Cell stratagems unmasked,
a lethal stripping back,
takes inventory of dead passion.
Whose love opened these bloodless games?
Can they decipher loss, longing by scales?
The heart cannot beat again,
or raise from silence,
burdened memory
untrapped by
ancient ceremony.
Under golden cellophane,
Lie the episodic layers of ka and ra time,
threads of sweats, once
heavy frolic water on the brain.
Black bangs swayed, separated.
Beyond earthly ignitions,
jumpstarted by urns and cloth,
they lie.
Poundage or ephemera?
Still hearts command attention,
when anchored into ceramic serenity.
Swollen, dried, held out for judgment.
Before wind’s warm hands
fashion a more permanent dust.
© 2008 Barbara Audet
 

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