#WDYS — The Sphinx

Jeez, I’ve been sitting here looking off into that same barren distance for 4,500 years, give of take. My is neck so stiff I can’t turn my head even an inch. I need a change of scenery, although I bet that there’s not much to see even if I could look in a different direction.

What were those puny, ancient Egyptians thinking when they built me in this limestone wasteland? I can’t even see the great pyramids, since I’m facing the other damn direction. I would love to have been built closer to the Nile River, to be able to see some greenery. Palm trees and a waterfall would have been nice touches.

Maybe some of these archeologists who keep hanging around digging for artifacts could figure out a way to put my head on a lazy Susan-like platform. But hey, I’m not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

Well, technically I guess I am holding my breath because I can’t breath. Never have and never will.

Damn, my neck is stiff. Any of you tourists down there have a few hundred ibuprofen and ten gallons of water you can spare?


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt: Photo credit: Alka Jha @ Unsplash.

10 thoughts on “#WDYS — The Sphinx

  1. Cyranny May 8, 2021 / 5:16 pm

    On the other hand, things could have been worse, it could have been the Manneken Pis… Can you imagine pissing in front of pedestrians, 24-7? 😛

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  2. Sadje May 8, 2021 / 10:05 pm

    You’ve invoked sympathy for this enigmatic being. Thanks Fandango for joining in.

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  3. jilldennison May 9, 2021 / 12:34 am

    4,500 years … funny, she doesn’t look a day over 2,000! Poor, poor sphinx 😥

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