B.B. Loring

(October 24,1995 / Maine, United States)

Are We Splitting The Atom Today, Sir?


I am the white noise
to the record spin,
and you,
my darkly perverse king,
are an atom bomb explosion.

Your irises make up a
super-condensed universe.
when you stand in the sun.
You must know this.
I'm surprised that it
doesn't burn you up
from the inside.

I swear you must give off
some kind of radiation,
because I become sick for days
after you leave.

How I survived being
so near your being
I will never know.
Yet I will spend
my life recovering
from the short time
we were close.

I only endured your presence.
I only bit my tongue.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Edited: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Are We Splitting The Atom Today, Sir? by B.B. Loring )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Rains Of Tomorrow, Curtlan Popo
  2. What Am I?, Curtlan Popo
  3. When Blue turns to Red, Aftab Alam
  4. Who Blows The Bubbles?, Curtlan Popo
  5. Life, Geometry's Whisper, Aeronius D. McCoy
  6. On Life's Behest,, Aftab Alam
  7. Holloween Party, Narayana Raghavan
  8. The Vulture, Curtlan Popo
  9. Plenty Thirst Century, Curtlan Popo
  10. A Damp Bathroom Wall Speaks To You, Narayana Raghavan

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Alone, Maya Angelou
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. Touched by an Angel, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]