Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ground Zero


In the 1950's, audiences watching 3-D movies
Couldn't feel the wind from the atomic detonation

Because they were too far away from ground zero
Because they were actually watching a movie

Of themselves watching the detonation
Sitting calmly without shock or awe

In neat rows on folding chairs in the desert
As the invisible fall-out rained down over them

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