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March 27, 2018
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My father guides me towards a dark, gloomy room.
The rough rigid carpet turns to sweltering sand beneath my feet.

A blazing sun begins to burn amongst my skin.
Afraid and abandoned, my hand empty. 

Pyramids around me and people brainwashed marching in the same direction.
I follow, frantically looking for the familiar hand at eye level.
“Djed-Hor…” “Pharoah…” “Teos…”
repeated under threatening harsh, weak voices.

Yelling and screaming, suddenly surrounds me.
A man wearing gold with a cat stands above the crowd.
Men with whips shout commands at those carrying rocks, and bricks.
But I continue to slither through the crowd, no familiar hand at eye level.

The scorching sand becomes a rocky carpet once more, while pyramids melt into the walls.
I continue marching through the room turning back looking to find the desert has vanished.

Comforted by the familiar hand entangled with my own, behind us Djed-Hor alone
locked away, as untold lingering stories leak out from his coffin.






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