John Garth Raubenheimer

(21/12/1947 / Johannesburg)

Hiroshima


Mother oh Mother
our bark has blistered
our bones weep fire
our branches melt
Mother our eyes
are burning birds
the sun hangs bleeding
beneath our lids
Mother our earth
sucks back its foliage
Mother the sky
is split with pain
in every stone
our fire weeps
in every eye
your children burn
Mother Mother
I am a weeping hand
your breasts
are bone

Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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