Trinity Tanka

I am become Death
We made a terrible thing
Destroyer of Worlds
What are you moping about?
We’re all sons of bitches now.

(Manhattan Project physicists Richard Feynman, Bob Wilson and J. Robert Oppenheimer on the first atomic explosion, the 1945 Trinity Test. Submitted by Daniel Galef)


A tanka

Daddy, put it in
the microcave. The micro
Oh, sorry, I’ve
not said that since my early
sixies. I mean microwave.

A conversation with my 7-year-old daughter, 11 June 2011.  Submitted by Neil.