Righteous Indignation

heat bakes in waves
minuscule trickles salt the brow
teeth gritted
the delicate swish, swishing

leaning back on haunches
orbs closed
handkerchief pulled aside
allowing the sweet ambrosia of
lukewarm water
to slide through begrimed lips

back to it
scritch, scritching
an artfully placed chisel
pounded gently
removing layers with its rythm

ancient form
exposing itself slowly
like a timid lover
showing delights only
with diligent patience

months have passed in this dance
with in a shanty town
tents and shade sprawling across
hatching discoveries

unhurried
straining in the gathering twilight
to remove this last piece
empty sockets staring up adoringly

Success!
at last the puzzle is boxed
for solving in cool sterility
miles from here

the last rays of the sun
wind picking up dust
to coat the hat and sting the skin
catching on another old one
just below

white teeth flash in the darkness
knowledge of the next days
curiosity peaked and prodded yet again
“righteous!”
whispered into evening breezes
solidifying excitement
into a single word

Another in the Title Project, another for Ogre. I chose to play with the words a bit and tried to take this in a direction that was fun and light. Also, dinosaurs!!

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