left with Moses,
King Tutenkhamen was embalmed,
And Abu Simbel was carved in a cliff by the Nile,
So that semi-annual sunrises
Aligned and illuminated the temple's inner chamber.
Aswan's high dam would have
submerged the sandstone monument,
So it was cut up, crated, and
hauled to higher ground.
Goddess of the cosmos, mother of life,
Each morning Neit gave birth to the sun
Which radiated from her womb.
Each evening she swallowed it up.
As it traveled through her night-sky body,
The stars manifested their souls.
The next day at dawn, the sky
Turned rose-colored from her birth blood.