The Last Survivor


The Last Survivor

I met a survivor of the atomic bomb
at a student peace conference
back when Ronnie Raygun
joked about bombing Soviets

She was delicate demure
a beautiful stereotype
except for burn scars
on the left side of her face

I doubt she’s alive today
and someday soon the survivors
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
will all be gone

May they be the last
No more survivors
No more victims
of nuclear war

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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3 Responses to The Last Survivor

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    Hope so. Your words should be heard by people making decisions.

    Liked by 1 person

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