Today is the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Modern Japan can give us all hope.
The gingko in the Shukkeien Garden – 1945
A fossil of the Permian Age
survivor of the frost
the great tree holocaust
do you remember Pangaea?
Survivor of the heat and light
the visit of Enola Gay
thy burned and twisted branch still lived;
a blossom for another day.
And here you thrive
thy saffron yellow cloak in fall
a testament to your will to live
a hopeful lesson for us all.