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I know that what is going on now

in our schools is ominous…

When I was a little girl in school

we used to do atomic bomb drills.


We were told if we saw a flash

we should duck under our desks

and hide from the flying debris

of the shattering windows.


We weren’t told that if we saw the flash

we would all die of radiation exposure

a little more slowly than those

who were killed all at once.


There are a lot of things we don’t tell our children;

sometimes it’s for the best, sometimes it’s not.

Mostly they don’t want to listen

to what you say anyway.


atomic end

By Ellen Lattz, April 2018

@ By Ellen M. Lattz, April 2018

Ellen M Story , Ellen M. Lattz at emariaenterprises, llc. April 2018.

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