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.

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City And Tower

Compare
Adam and Eve
fully formed
and capable
of language
with our
Darwinian ancestors
who in different
parts of the earth
assigned different
meanings
to certain verbal
sounds and cues
so much so
that when they met
peacefully
in a marketplace
of Babylon
the ziggurat
got labeled
the City and
Tower of Babel

and now
you must decide
if humanity
was truly united
with one language
worldwide
before the Gate of God
was created or not.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney