JulyPoWriMo 25

The enduring image from these long years
Though still unconstructed on the border
People took it upon themselves to build
A wall before all opposing forces
That would silence voices spraying tear gas
As if the air we breathe were not toxic
Already strewn as it is with retweets
Some unfortunate librarian will
Catalog if the future does happen
Turns out the walls that matter are living
Humans that gather even at nighttime
Though the pandemic may steal our breath yet
Let’s build a wall so that everyone sees
We stand together against tyrannies

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher