Bring it
all down,
stone by stone,
lie by lie, barbed
wire strand by
concrete slab
by metal medal
pinned to chests
by blasphemous
bullet by bullshit
bill by incestuous
union by feather-
filled fist, clenched
white eyes by
covered white ears,
yellowed photo by
historical marker.
Now look at all
this wreckage.
What a tower
beyond the earth
it would build.
What fireworks
it would burst.
What light
it would shine.