The Tower—A Poem by Barbara D.Holender

The Tower
Barbara D.Holender

Imagine a time when everyone
spoke the same language
and everyone knew what
everyone meant and a word
was a word you could bank on.

That was Almighty powerful
but no cause to smash the tower
and scatter the nations

Some ended up with words

defined by the King or
regulated by the Academie

But here we are free
of definitions and regulations
and specifications

and everyone speaks
the same language and
nobody knows what
anybody means