Lifeless body lies before me
Putrid, pungent, pale, and petrified
Bloody picture, sanguine painting,
Dripping poniard, what have I done?
Priests of Sobek, drums and incense
Did you take him, where have you gone?
All alone, cold and hollow
Beams of sunlight, entice my eyes
I stand at the mouth of terror
Re above me, death behind me
I’ve come so far empty handed
Useless journey, left with nothing
Shed these worthless rags from my back
Replace them with lacerations
Gateways for this damned elixir
Succulent serum, squeeze it tightly
Downhill towards the east I run
Your shifty face I’ll see again
False prophet look what you have done
Your words were lies you knew old man
My kith breathless no oasis
Had you spoke true I would not have killed them
One egress lies ahead
Into the waves of the Great River Black
Dare defeat, vast and deep
Stygian snake slithers over my feet
As a guttural voice bellows up from beneath
Come to me! I am the one!
Lord of the Waters, Jaws of Creation
Bow to me! Helpless one!
In Sekhem, my oblation
To your brothers I will take you
Your next incarnation
Here you stand
In the hall of the dead
Why have you come here?
Anubis takes your heart
Filled with emptiness
Ma’at sits atop
Was it worth all this?
Steady the scale
Heavy with greed
To be weighed against the feather
Did you think you would live forever?
Your descending heart
Fueled by addiction
Devoured by the beast
To the great nothing