The Bomb

It came from nowhere, destroying all in a flash
There is no escape
All the land is covered in ash

The windows were smashed
The light pierced my eyes, the air seared my skin
It came from nowhere, destroying all in a flash

My ears seemed to resound with the crash
I fell to the floor, I covered my head
All the land is covered in ash

The wood of the house made a clash
I heard a scream, I realized it was me
It came from nowhere, destroying all in a flash

The decision to make war was rash
We knew, but felt no fear
All the land is covered in ash

The heat makes my eyelashes
Fall to the ground and evaporate
It came from nowhere, destroying all in a flash

I never knew the end would come with a crash
I’d always thought I’d die with panache
It came from nowhere, destroying all in a flash
All the land is covered in ash

The Bomb

KONeal

Chicago, United States

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Artist's Description

A short poem (in villanelle format) describing the last moments of someone dying in a nuclear attack.

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