Nagasaki - 70th Anniversary of the Bombing
(dedicated to Kaneko Tohta)
where east meets west
treading fire
a fat man
implodes in light
the long cape
ground zero
a white wormhole
opens at mass
after light
dark stains of martyrdom
on stone walls
seared through
faces and forms
at worship
a fumi-e
in deafening silence
stomped under
kakure kirishitan
keloid hands break open
the bread of words
in light
the death of martyrs