2 December 2003 | Vol. 3, No. 4
Unveiling the Mummy
See the hand: root-like and hooked.
Notched knuckles, scars traveling
veneer of brown skin. See how it crowds
the skull, pushing inward, depraved,
nails at a grotesque length, sweep
of drama evident in its clenching.
The mouth, then: agape but swaddled.
The peeling silks, strips of cloth