Finding Nefertiti

Her name means beauty.  To a stranger,
effortless. To history, the x rays
showed otherwise. Internal organs
in an ivory box-  liver, kidneys,
abscessed teeth.

You would have waited
in line with the rest of us
to get into the nightclub or
stayed Saturday night alone

watching Desperate Housewife
re-runs with a tub of ice cream
without assessing calories

before popping ambien.

Of course you'd dream of
ruling a country,  becoming
a supermodel, a celebrity

or maybe, just maybe
winning the lottery.

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