We Are Atom

Bypassing the guards
you led me
by the hand
into our fallout

shelter. Outside,
guns fired,
bombs whistled
to a deaf

explosion. Here,
by padded floors
and metal walls,

we were safe.
Hands held,
final kisses made,
you and I

spaced out the stars
that the sky
was not enough
to contain us.

// 02 Jun 2019