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Why Don’t We Believe in Ourselves?

7/23/2020 ☼ poems

the base of the pyramid
is seventy-two blocks in width,
seventy-two blocks in length.

each block is itself
seventy-two inches wide
and tall, seventy-two layers

of blocks
form
the pyramid

it was built by
the aztecs to
house their dead.

there are
seventy-two
warriors inside of this pyramid,

fourteen tourists,
three workers workers operating
the gift shop stand,

the aztecs left
a cryptic message inscribed
on a wall that reads:

bathrooms →
tickets →
← exit

the base of the pyramid
is seventy-two blocks in width
and seventy-two blocks in length

and the only aliens
who built it
are us.