Friday, August 06, 2010


AUGUST 6


Hiroshima Child

That nameless child
lying there, not yet ten
will die soon after filming
but now as calm
at the heart of terror
as bravery can be...

Lower face
torn away by the bomb,
her eyes still bright with life
and innocence
turn and look upon you
with all the trust
there ever was


3 comments:

Tabor said...

I am glad I cannot see this photo and those eyes.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

My daughter was born on the 6th.. almost a week late...I have to agree w/Tabor...
My daughter also knows the significance of that day.. Her dad made sure she did...

Maggie said...

I can see those eyes. The horror sticks with you.