The plane flew over Hiroshima and dropped the bomb
after the all clear warning had sounded.
The bomb dropped far slower than the speed of light.
It dropped at the speed of bombs.
From the ground it was a tiny silver speck
that separated from the silver plane.
After 43 seconds, the slow falling bomb exploded
into mass at the speed of light squared.
Einstein called it energy. Everything lit up.
For a split-second people could see their own bones.
The pilot always believed he had done the right thing.
The President, too, never wavered from his belief.
He thanked God for the bomb. Others did, too.
God responded with tears that fell far slower
than the speed of bombs.
They still have not reached Earth.