In the Form of the Letter “X” script (1985)

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By vast pains
We mine into the pyramid

by horrible gropings
we come to the central room

with joy
we espy the sarcophagus

but we lift the lid
– and no body is there!

The old mummy lies
buried in cloth on cloth

it takes time to
unwrap this Egyptian king

There is no body there
behind the lidded vault you open

The crypt of your joyful sight.

Groping in horror for the centre.

You peer amid vast names
seeking mine.

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