The silhouette of them all was carved forever and ever; their bodies having departed but their life essence left as they vaporized into molecules in an instant, as the nuclear bomb thundered.

*For Trifextra.


18 thoughts on “Silhouette

  1. Scriptor Obscura says:

    That’s what happened in Hiroshima. This literally happened to people. There one instant, vaporized the next, like they never even existed. Gone in an instant.


  2. Oh, I just read a small book called “Hiroshima” by a journalist who visited and interviewed survivors in 1946…so chilling. He spoke specifically of the image of a painter dipping his brush into a paint can–preserved in all its detail on a concrete building. Horrors.


  3. I’ve been to the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima and I’ve seen, as closely as any of us can in this generation, what nuclear war did to humanity. It was an overwhelming experience to visit the place where such devastation occurred. Still, all I can do is shake my head.


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