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Hiroshima

At the Atom Bomb Museum in Hiroshima

Out of what minds came this cruel art?
That something so small, only coffin size,
Could have taken Hiroshima apart
Reducing all its people and their wise,
Foolish and ordinary sentiments
To exhibits of charred cloth, melted brass,
Dark shadows burnt into city pavements,
Skulls grinning helplessly at the tragic farce.

 
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