September 5th, 2005

Egrets Reading


Last night, I was at LACMA until after midnight at the King Tut exhibit.

ancient scarab
the clock's hands
near midnight

crook and flail
a museum guard
stands watch

gold-leaf coffin
a pregnant woman stands
back from the glass

A friend had some tickets for 9:00 pm which is how my daughter and I came to be wandering around coffins and tomb artifacts at such a spooky hour. Oddly enough, there seemed to be an unusual number of VERY pregnant women visiting the exhibit at the same time. It was almost as though someone had given out tickets to a Lamaze class!