The Archaeologist's Lament





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Where, exactly?

The Archaeologist's Lament

They of letters, and of runes,

They of letters, and of runes, lie in lines and circles

On a flat, brown landscape

On a flat, brown landscape marred by patches

On a flat, brown landscape marred by patches of dry green

They in sands,

They in sands, and they in dunes,

They in sands, and they in dunes, Bones as iv'ry hurdles,

Frozen act:

Frozen act: Plea to escape,

Frozen act: Plea to escape, Marred through a silent,

Frozen act: Plea to escape, Marred through a silent, lifeless screen.

What are they?

What did they do?

--Their run in race of time?

Look back, decipher, and call to

Look back, decipher, and call to Their prose, and trace in rhyme

The breakdown of the length,

The breakdown of the length, the strands,

The breakdown of the length, the strands, once caught in spider's web

The faint pulses of

The faint pulses of tapping hands,

The faint pulses of tapping hands, The pounds,

The faint pulses of tapping hands, The pounds, The beats,

The faint pulses of tapping hands, The pounds, The beats, The dead.

Remaining on this world,

Remaining on this world, not life, not sound,

Remaining on this world, not life, not sound, none but their words!

The echoes of their turmoil,

The echoes of their turmoil, of the music,

The echoes of their turmoil, of the music, never heard

The ciphers, they still stay,

The ciphers, they still stay, about this mess---at last!

The ciphers, they still stay, about this mess---at last! Decipher what they say,

The ciphers, they still stay, about this mess---at last! Decipher what they say, and see the less at mass

Stepping forward, yet still lost,

Stepping forward, yet still lost, in tides,

Stepping forward, yet still lost, in tides, their struggles,

Stepping forward, yet still lost, in tides, their struggles, lives,

Stepping forward, yet still lost, in tides, their struggles, lives, their cost

Stepping forward, yet still lost, in tides, their struggles, lives, their cost

Oh, What a beauty was once here!

Oh, What a beauty was once here! Who am I to interfere,

Oh, What a beauty was once here! Who am I to interfere, with the pathways left behind,

Oh, What a beauty was once here! Who am I to interfere, with the pathways left behind, By the puzzle:

By the puzzle:

By the puzzle: Humankind?

-Y

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