Inscribed atop sepulchral stone
old torchlit symbols mystify
with curious geometries:

odd characters, forsook by time,
that no one here will soon pronounce
or glean the hidden meanings of

as cobwebs thicken secrecies
entombing everything once known
in this room of sand and bone.

Back home, any shape we take
for granted may confound some day
once others wonder what we say.

Symbology © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 9, 2020