Seventy years ago today, the first of (only, ever) two atomic bombs was released on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, the second was released over Nagasaki. These two events, though successful in accelerating the surrender of Japan during World War Two, left great death and tragedy in their wake.
I wrote a concrete poem two years ago,
At World's End LITTLE BOY
boy girl r e
c o n c r e t e r
as a way of remembering an important moment in history. I'd like to share it again now, as a way of honoring the fallen.