Inventory

Paul claimed
a past life memory
of being a migrant worker
building the city
and tower of Babel.
He remembered
the frustration
of trying to organize
the first labor union.
It was right about the time
the first alphabet
came into existence
to preserve
the purity of language
now that many tongues
mixed together
on a daily basis.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

Type Setting

After the Apocalypse,
Americans will alter the alphabet
so each character
represents each human language sound.

It will not be Sequoias’
eighty-six character alphabet
that the Cherokee implemented
around eighteen-o-nine.

But it will be similar in concept.
One graphic artist will be voted into office
to create the new alphabet
in a digital manner with the latest font grapher.

Because by post-Apocalypse time
everyone will know committees
always fail to accomplish their designated goals
under budget and by the deadline.


copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney