I must admit I am jealous I know to whom you belong And Pharaoh is a lucky man However, it pains me more To her you and not him tell me That you’re untouchable! Yes I understand, Can read between the fine lines of the scribe’s papyrus reed I too can decipher the hieroglyphs of your body’s language Do you not know I’ve read them to myself many moons ago Comprehending my fated destiny When your hug was replaced with a handshake When the meeting of eyes was Substituted for a slight nod of your golden tiara upon your passing me Yet how come you still continue To fool with me Continue to fool with death! You of all people Should know that our love is Forbidden Does Pharaoh’s decree not say, To like me is bad and To love me is sin Must you stilll coin me your Sinbad? Because I am the one who is capable of pillaging your vessel Traversing your every delicate deck yet still Having the mercy to leave your beautiful riches and booty intact So that Pharaoh won’t know of your affairs Yes you are delusional Cleopatra! The doe caught between ragging bucks Faced with the dilemma of which to choose and which to slaughter Must I settle this matter for you? Here, take this very blade from my hand Complete our ancestor’s ancient ritual to cease all this turmoil Mummify me, if you will Cut out my eyes so that I may never see you Cut out my tongue so that I may never speak to you Cut out my heart so that it may never beat life for you Alas cut out my brain so that it will never think of you Then place them on the shelves of Pharaoh’s tomb Without embalming fluids so that they will rot away Be forgotten like the key thrust into the lake of burning fire So why is it that you drop the blade my love? Why do you say you don’t want to hurt me? When you already have What’s another cut? Or is it that you have been weighed and found wanting of The man greater than Pharaoh A man whom originates from your same tribe A man who calleth upon the rain in the form of slow dances To quench your desert’s thirst for love A man who can make you come Flooding your Kalahari with an Oasis of wetlands Showing you all the beauty of Egypt The Great pyramids, Sphinx, and a streaming Nile flowing into A great paradise You won’t admit, You still long for.