The Dancing Men
They have faded into the valleys,
Those Kings who sipped
the thin mountain air
Only we, the
Dancing Men remain in the high city,
for our own Gods to release us.
Prisoners still, we linger
on these misty pathways above the clouds.
*The Dancing Men are 300 or so stone carvings of captives at the ancient Zapotec city of Monte Alban. Most look contorted, as if tortured and mutilated, and are thought to represent captives, most likely of high rank. Unfortunately, I can’t find the pictures I took of them.