What if the Trinity Test had failed

What would have happened

On that celebration day

If the secret lines

Of atomic theory

Had died of Invisible ink?

Would Teller have heaved

And scratched and wailed

That illusive pi

With a nicotine nail

Over Stalin soil

On Truman's doily?

Would the rosey-eyed faces

Have kept their shape

Not a billowing blast

No new age of hope?

Would the plunger plunge

Again and again

While Einstein glared

At his chalky friends?

Would the world in our minds

Still be so small

And helpless and powerless

To all our cares?

 


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Humbert
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I like literary fiction and hysterical realism.
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Synopsis
Imagine how innocent we'd all still be if the atomic bomb had fizzled. This poem did not come out exactly as I had intended, but here ya go. I was imagining those July 4th nights when one of our illicit fireworks does nothing but smoke and hiss and disappoint us all.
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I tend to take the Beat approach to writing poetry. As Allen Ginsburg would call it: "Surprise mind." He he.
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