William D. Borgen

Oppenheimer's Hungry Ghost

Poem by William D. Borgen

Neutrons cascade
with geometric beauty.
Cause and Effect
Chase after each other's sex.
A sweet engineering problem.
An orgy of phyics.
A flash of light...

70 thousand sentient beings
Reduced to shadow and ash.

Namu Shakyamuni Butsu

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005