Another Hiroshima Day Has Passed

by David Krieger
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ANOTHER HIROSHIMA DAY HAS PASSED

And there are still nuclear weapons in the world.

They are still on hair-trigger alert, weapons
with no concern for you or me or anyone.

They are weapons with steel hearts.
There is no bargaining with them.

They have nothing to say or perhaps
they speak in another language.
They do not speak our language.

They have only one battle plan
and that is utter destruction.

They have no respect for the laws of war
or any laws, even those of nature.

Another Hiroshima Day has passed
and the shadow of the bomb still darkens
the forests of our dreams.

David Krieger