The Towers That Be

by Alan S. Bridges, Michael Dylan Welch, and Brad Bennett


First published in Tandem 2:2, October 2022 (actually June 2023). Written in March of 2021, via Zoom.



the glass floor

in the CN Tower—the slickness

of my palms Alan


blurred by rain

Eiffel Tower son et lumière Michael


Coit Tower

on Telegraph Hill

parrot calls Brad


debating what formed

Devils Tower Alan


for a photo

I too hold up

the Leaning Tower of Pisa Michael


the Tower of London

shorter than its Eye Brad