Tower

The Tower of Babel
was never able
to scratch or scrape the sky
but ever since then
ambitious men
have been born again, and try.

Some trod the moon;
some, space; some soon
shall set a foot on Mars.
Thank Goodness there
is ample air
for everyone, and stars.





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James B. Nicola, winner of three poetry awards and recipient of one Rhysling and two Pushcart nominations, has published over 400 poems in Atlanta Review, Tar River, Texas Review, &c. A Yale grad and stage director by profession, his book Playing the Audience won a Choice Award. First full-length collection: “Manhattan Plaza” scheduled for 2014.