And I explode.
And the light is glaring, burning, indescribable,
X-ray fire through cement,
Shadows bound to the world now,
And the screaming that I do
Is nothing compared to
Acres of painful cries I cause.
I am everywhere now,
And nowhere that they can see me,
As I creep into their unseen futures,
Through their open mouths
Still begging for mercy
Minutes too late.
I claim victory for the assassin,
Mass murder done with inhuman hands.
And all they had to do was drop me.
*"Fat Man" is the name of one of the nuclear bombs
dropped on Japan at the end of World War II.
by Lara Sloane