Tear Me Down

I tried to build a bridge
out of the wall that kept falling 

apart and reassembling itself 
over and over like a broken record 

but it turned out there was no need 
because all around us was only 

undifferentiated matter and not even 
a gulf of polluted water to traverse 

we could make do with a leisurely stroll 
or a tin can apparatus to communicate 

even sending photographs to be developed 
on the laundry line out the window 

But when the music breaks and confetti 
litters the stage like our tears down our face

all I know is the recognition that we experienced 
the same as we together sobbing embrace.

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher