Deities

It was perfect weather for a funeral

the sky above swollen, gray

heavy with a rain that might not fall

until the mourners disband and walk to their cars

returning to a world the dead have forgotten

Nothing but a dream quickly fading

replaced by new visions strange and familiar

atop dunes of a shifting desert beneath a sun eclipsed

walking lines through perpetual shadow

drawn by stone-eyed deities

with hands outstretched and beckoning

away through stars nothing more than candles flickering

Cannot believe it’s been four years. Feels like decades have passed.

Photo by Ian Parker on Unsplash

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