unglimpsed loves of an archaeologist

by mistersoto

keypad petroglyphs
out there
waiting for
an archaeologist to arrive
an eye searching
the dirt
and rock
a checklist ticked
before leaving site
catching a gap in their gazes
he’ll traipse
fingers over
the cuneiform
the dust of a language
the seeds of a dream
he’ll slip back down the mountainside
returning to
the land without