Proto-Ugaritic Love Poem

Textual Intercourse: Cuneiform

u text me dis
i text u dat
she dissed my dis
i sent last Sat.

u lol’ed
on down the list
i sexted sixth
(my 7th missed)

u banned my width
i booked your face
u twittered on
she saved my space

u scrolled me down
he tweeted smiles
we USB’ed
recharging miles . . .

u giga-bit
encrypted files;
i saved as mine
and cached denials

in digital
we re-erased
then skyped our souls
and interfaced.

Lawyerspeak

Babylonian
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales:
and he received sight forthwith . . .        [Acts 9:18]

When judges decipher what lawyers speak,
offended defendants may leave confused.
Legalese labyrinths capture the weak;
Babylon’s law makes for justice refused.
Enshrined at the ziggurat’s doubtful peak
tyrannic gibberish mocks the accused.
He blinks at the courtroom, bewildered freak
as sentences are uttered unrecused.
Cuneiform marks; codified patter—
who dares define such esoteric terms;
in Heaven’s eyes does it even matter ?
While the sacrificial defendant squirms,
Justice, unblinded, lifts higher the sword 
unscaled eyes beholding—her gaze restored.

Study chimpanzees
if you want to find out more
about humankind.

Cuneiform: Textual Intercourse

u text me dis
I text u dat
She dissed my dis
I sent last Sat.

u LOL’ed
on down the list
i sexted sixth
(my 7th missed)

u banned my width
i booked your face
u twittered on
she saved my space

u scrolled me down
he tweeted smiles
we USB’ed
recharging miles . . .

u giga-bit
encrypted files;
i saved as mine
and cached denials

in digital
we re-erased
then Skyped our souls
and interfaced.