To remember, is not to forget. The place in Hiroshima, ground zero. The place in Nagasaki, ground zero. Sometimes referred to as the hypocenter. The place where the bomb lands.
For Hiroshima, the hypocenter of the attack was Shima Hospital, 800 feet away from the intended aiming point at Aioi Bridge. Now there are smarter bombs. Are any more deadly?
unleashed on the world
weapons of mass destruction
will it ever end
from Psalm 50
every animal of the forest is mine
the cattle on a thousand hills
I know every bird in the mountains
insects in the fields are mine
Jesus looked beyond men
landscape freckled with many animals
sheep and cattle
dVerse prompt for quadrille with the word freckle
Last night I dreamt I was the moon and I was the woman in the moon. I was the woman on the moon after a successful voyage with my rocket-fueled mooncraft. The moon was both in me and around me. I had always been the moon. Blood moon ran through my veins. Wolf moon always started a howl. The moonlight was penetrating from my skin. I was aglow.
I set up cycles that few could understand so they made me a goddess. Being content with that, I never asked to be worshipped. I never asked for those sacrifices. All I ever wanted was for you to see my beauty, to witness how I would fade away and come back and pull on your oceans.
In all of my fullness you must beware. I am the source for lunatic. Do not look long on me.
dVerse prompt on a prose writing of 144 words based on the poetic line by Alice Oswald which is in italics.
If frogs are indicators
my pond is doing fine
frogs growing legs
losing their gills
When glaciers move and melt
some disappear completely
that they once existed
cannot be denied
dVerse prompt on climate change
inspired by the Carrington event
swirling gases of hydrogen and helium
ready to flare
predictable from prominences and filaments
from millions of miles away an aurora borealis is made
beautiful auroras that spanned into the Caribbean
when the sun touched the earth the newspapers said
dVerse prompt to write a sun quadrille
Adapted from a longer poem
Dragon songs fill the air
audible only to dragon
too soon to tell what was heard
since being tethered in the atmosphere
to be cut loose that windy day
their songs fall below
let us know how real
the dragons are
dVerse quadrille prompt on word dragon
had a powerful ministry explaining the kingdom of God
predicted His own death and resurrection did’t preach it
trained his disciples and commanded them
Go ye therefore and teach the gospel of the kingdom
to all the world
Trade connected worlds apart
Did Thomas really set sail or did he take an overland route?
Was he killed by the soldiers or Brahmin priests
or a wayward peacock arrow?
Paul’s letters from prison taught more of the kingdom
and how to deal with the church
before Nero took off his head
Peter’s request to Nero “crucify me upside down”
Philip cruelly put to death
James stoned and clubbed to death
Simon refused to worship another god which always led to death
Jude (or Thaddeus) martyred
Another James was he killed too?
Bartholomew had various accounts of how he met his death
We all know Judas killed himself
John the most beloved died of his old age