Tower of Babel
steel meeting steel…
     soaring through the air…
          a man’s masterpiece…
               but another tower of Babel?

grey sky tinted…
     with orangish-red smoke…
          an artist’s oil-painted vision…
               or another tower of Babel?

sun perching for a while…
     atop the silver skeleton…
          a poet’s inspiration…
               is this another tower of Babel?

white sign with black print…
     hanging upon the earth…
          an optimist’s writing…
               reads: The United Nations.



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