“The Day After” Canticles
I. To Teach “The Day After”
Navy instructors taught the future
should The Day After happen.
There’ll be no government
over a slice of bread.
II. The Day After: Centrifugal Haiku for the 1980s
Missiles in daylight
III. “The session, called, ‘The Day After’”
Mostly found poem based on San Francisco Chronicle Article “Contingencies for Nuclear Terrorist Attack: Government working up plan to prevent chaos in wake of bombing of major city” May 11, 2007
A high-level group, quietly proposing
Hiroshima, they say, a glimpse; Katrina and 9/11,
One detonation will appear as a syndrome,
Nuclear strike makes response unpredictable.