Mudlark No. 64 (2018)

we had no affairs
we’re not boring or bragging
we’re just remembering
the atomic look in our friend’s
eyes when the lights went out
and only smoke remained
my wife wants us to know 
of each other’s darkness
a nuclear even incendiary 
arrangement solemn and just 
between us
the transfer of force through the body 
results in wounding power 


Shann Ray | Atomic Theory 432, ii.3
Contents | Mudlark No. 64 (2018)