Siddhi Bhatt

The Pyramid - Poem by Siddhi Bhatt

The flames from the blazing torches illuminated the solid pyramid. It rose to the heavens, stretching up as far as the human eye could see. A scruffy, spotted, dog ventured across the unwelcoming sand. He sniffed the air, wondering what lies within the beautiful yet mysterious structure. He trotted up to the sealed entrance, careful not to singe his fur on the torches. He sat on his haunches, waiting for an unlikely miracle. And the next thing that happened changed his life forever. The worn door swung open with an ear-deafening squeal. The canine staggered back, afraid of what might happen next. A small pair of icy blue eyes in the entrance met his own, and he shivered. A silvery cat stepped out of the shadows and mewed enticingly. He wanted to follow it, back into the dusty pyramid forever. But its eyes…its glassy blue eyes held terror and mystery. Yet, he followed the feline into the musty pyramid, awed by the mass of the room they stepped into. He waited for his eyes to adjust to the echoing darkness, but they didn’t. Eternal darkness….that was all this pyramid was. Every room, every crevice, held darkness impossible to see through. The dog gasped and struggled to race out of the room, as the cat blocked his only exit. He felt as if the darkness was choking him, and gradually, finally, would kill him…..

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 5, 2011

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