Hiroshima

A poison that seeps into the body,
Destroying without prejudice,
Wrecking the future landscape—
Marring and weakening a brief life.

They speak of peace and respect.
(Brandishing their weapons on the side.)
The fate of millions in the hands of a few—
Who gave them the power of God?

The worst poison inhabits us already:
The potential for murder in a single button,
And the false justifications that fall
Easily from our lips.

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