summer solstice -- a long-range missile pointed our way
Paul David Mena
2006-06-21 - USA
nuclear standoff -- a child throws stones at a sleeping dog
- Paul David Mena
ex-nuclear test site a prairie dog peers from its hole with both heads
in Scifaikuest, reprinted in the new anthology "Dwarf Stars," edited by Deborah Kolodji.
John J. Dunphy
Berlin Wall a smooth stone in my pocket
H. Gene Murtha
Palms of October their tall, gray trunks straight as missiles
50 years after the Cuban missile crisis
the missiles are long gone, the palms remain, an old dictator still lives, and a young president's ideals are stolen by a gunman.
Some contextual links..
Cold War Letfovers (history and pictures)