Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Ground Zero - Hiroshima

Ground Zero – Hiroshima

The rays simply destroyed body cells – caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.”

John Hersey – Hiroshima

Some lighthearted takes on this week’s WPC:

Standing Ovation, Seated

Scillagrace

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

What I noticed
were the birds:

the heron high
hunched
against a silent sky

so many pigeons, too,
symbols of peace, in view

the scavenging crow
safe to peck ground zero.

What do they know?

For more entries to this week’s WPC, see The Daily Post.

Death Cap

iniquity, depravity
crimes against humanity

conflagration, radiation,
man made this abomination

enormity, deformity,
war’s enduring legacy

experimentation, humiliation
who needs victim’s approbation?

cessation, condemnation?
war has no such aspiration

obliteration, extermination,
then,
our final destination