The Nuclear Holocaust

Atoms fuse together

The small particles

Combining with larger 

Enormous energy

Released in an instant

Mathematical precision

A deadly calculus

A blinding flash of light

Brighter than the sun

Suddenly a shock wave


Everything in its path 

Then raging heat

A firestorm

Bodies seared by the blaze

People become shadows

A horrible transformation 

Cities reduced

To radioactive rubble

Millions of lives

Snuffed out 

The survivors

Are the walking dead

Radiation annihilates their cells

The fallout 

Blankets the sky

Earth grows cold

A century long winter

All is destroyed and lost


by Zachary Uram (c) 2021 


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