• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 07


After all we did.
Everything executed correctly,
the amulets obtained with diligence, with love
always with him, always.
We were not careless.
We listened, obeyed instructions
followed orders and advice.
Nothing was omitted, neglected.
Yet, still...
Wait – you saw his hair? We shaved him,
offering praise to Isis. We placed our son
in the hands of her son.
And those robes? So fine,
the cloud-cotton of the great Nile.
We soft drape him, swaddle that flesh,
those bones, those eyes, that smile.
No expense spared – Jasmine,
Bakhoor, Frankincense.
Yet now, after all, his journey begins.