We Are Atom II

A trap door opens
and we step out
to yesterday's battle

smoldering in sunlight.
One by one,
more doors open

and survivors
taste the post-burn
ash

in their mouth.
Together, you and I
expand our circle

of marriage, including all–
the young and the old,
the dimmed

and the damned–
and plant atom bombs
of new love.

// 20 Jun 2019