GREY VICTORY - Natalie Merchant

    there was light
    and atomic fission
    swelling wind and
    rising ash
    tide of black rain
    cement seared shadow traces
    reminiscent of their
    last commands

    instantly one thousand
    flames arising
    ill scent of
    burning hides surrounding
    a settlement
    debased entirely

    Enola Gay had made a casual delivery

    please build a future darling
    with our bomb
    cherish and love it
    for the sake of
    earth bound kingdom come

    the undersides of
    fallen metal trusses
    evil debris of
    human bodies
    each window's glass
    shards pelted
    secure confines
    brittle collapse
    neighbors lay beside
    each other unknowing
    faces scorched
    of all familiar bearing
    too few hands
    wounds for closing
    marred by thirsting

    here we stand
    at the door to
    Gold Atomic Age
    don't spoil your faces with worry
    trust in earth bound kingdom come


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