Opening the Ways

His staff gently opens the mouth

The soul is slow, at first

Fearing

Organs lying safe in care

Sons of Horus sealed tight

Guarding

The corpse lies freshly wrapped

The spells like warm blankets

Comforting

Painstaking work culminating

A home rises in the Duat

Waiting

The servants appear, ever-faithful

Beloved ones ready

Walking

The Hall yawns open

Anubis stands, His hand upon it

Welcoming

The soul who had been so great

Shivers at first

Hesitating

Yinepu says nothing

The soul and his people enter

Passing

He goes before them, braziers alight

Incense to the Gods, sweet and holy

Rising

Wings splayed, She awaits them

Constant force of all in life

Watching

The scales in perfect balance

She invites Him to take a feather

Preparing

He takes up the heart, gentle

Her Feather softly down

Judging

The heart waits; no worry

The feather presses

Balancing

The Way is Open in the Hall

The Doors groan with weight

Waiting

Small steps forward

The New Life beckons eager

Embracing

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