Babel
by Martin A. Ramos


umber whunnn
yerrrnnn umber whunnn
even in the haze
two towers on TV, falling

the director must be
insane, mad, crazy
i tuned in to watch
As the World Turns
not this lunacy

i wonder if during
the building of Babel
when plans went haywire
and they couldn’t
balance even one brick
steady even one stone

the foremen stopped to consider
(as did everyone else on the project)
where the fuck did we go wrong?

and high on his mighty perch God
bemused with the proceedings
(and our temporary setback
running around, vexed to confusion)
pleased with his handiwork
having invented failure and languages






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