You didn't descend into the desert expecting a gentle stroll,
you don't dance across the dunes thinking the sun won't take a toll,
you won't stand upon the sands for long staring down the bright,
but we all know that why you go is all about the night.
Golden sun draining from the multicolored skies,
across another horizon the moon begins its rise,
to your delight the acolytes take up their sacred hymn,
the Ritual of the Ascending Moon is about to begin.
As the atmosphere proceeds to clear and stars are free to shine,
the moon will soon arrive betwixt two pyramids aligned,
and you will witness at that instant an insistent kind of awe
as the Lotus Blossom Moon rewards all who've heard it's call.