The mother of all bombs, Milton says,
was Satan. Child of the devil, I agree.
Who but a fallen Morning Star
could conceive of a nine-meter-long
metal dong  delivered by parachute
dropped into Earth’s exquisite lap
mushroom wasting everything for miles
It felt like the heavens were falling
The earth  like a boat in a storm
My ears were deaf   We thought the end
of the world had come
  You can see it
set to music on the phone in your palm
                                             London Bridge
Ashes ashes  all fall down

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Poem read by Barbara Ungar and recorded by Leanne Ungar.