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.

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.