Its top in the heavens

Last month while teaching conjunctions

I asked does that make sense?

A student gasped as if surprised—

slight pitch swallowed in air


For three weeks, I tried new angles

to pin her learning style

Then, at last, I realized her gasp

was her but saying yes


Her breath-note sang her home country

and freed me from seeking

a tower like Babel built on



Since then I have begun singing,

inhaling to say yes

and glimpsing what Babel could not

of transcendence expressed


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