329/ tanka


in Hiroshima
on a tram at ground zero
overhead wires

short out– a ferocity
of light floods the crowded car

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3 thoughts on “329/ tanka

  1. It was night, the tram is stopped directly beneath where the air burst took place 2,000 feet up. Big white electrical flash occurs. Must have been a little like that during the actual bombing. By the way, this haiku was cannibalized from an ancient longer poem of mine.

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