The Leanderthal Lady

Asleep through so much time
With things from her Paleo-American culture
Quietly she tells us an ancient story
As we did deeper through her ancestors
Campsites some twenty miles North of Austin.
On Brushy Creek she was laid to rest,
Over 9,000 year ago
Before the civilizations of
The Aztec, the maya, the Inca
The Greeks and Romans.

Asleep there so long ago
How many millions have walked over your bones?
What story are you telling us
Coming from times before recorded history?

Your grave showed that you were cared for
Your belongings went with you to your grave.
You must have believed in life after death
To be buried there that way.

Now we must believe in you.
We must.