Stone Mason

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China

I built a wall around you to
keep you safe to
protect you
from imagined dangers
I built it longer –
others could look but
not touch your beauty or
feel your tenderness
could not hear the song in
your soul or taste the
lusciousness of you
I built it higher –
you withered
you grew suspicious
and held your secrets close
I built a wall around you and
you seeped out through
fissures cleft by time
until my wall crumbled
and you began to thrive

Tribute

The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza

Who piled these stones

one upon the other with

such precision to

honor a king

Un-named men worked

their lives away to

feed the hubris of a Pharaoh

Did families mourn their

deaths – perishing under

unrelenting rays of the sun

Is this pyramid more a

tribute to detremined workers

than the diety

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At the Falls

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where else will you see tourists

in matching raincoats lining up
to peek behind a waterfall
where else will you see photographs
of daredevils in barrels
where else will you see rainbows with no rain
where else will you see people in love
holding hands shiny new rings on their fingers
where else will you see the unleashed power of a river
that carves a horseshoe out of rock