Fukushima

staggered by a blow

six hundred million times more

fierce than the first time

 

man delivered a sun

to bloom and scorch upon her loam

untold shadows

 

no fire this time in shattering waves

though now, as then, so many souls

vanished from this tangent

 

and the swallowed star,

made on earth, extracts the same

deadly half-life toll

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◄ August Storm (written August 2011)

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