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Our own sun (ft. speck, robwalkerpoet, Doxent Zsigmond, Orrisroot, Wired Ant, Jeris, Blue Millenium & Linden Tree)

 
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speck’s remix of my work & many others seemed to fit my poem perfectly:



“Yeah I think the worst is over now.
Yeah, it’s gonna be alright.
The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball.”

(Paul Simon)

In the Peace Museum there’s a red plastic ball suspended over a huge 3D model of Hiroshima as it was on that day representing the point of detonation 300m above the city, above the dome of the building, the dome that’s now a melted twisted reminder of the power in our hands the day we invented our own sun, a whiteness which X-rayed people to charcoal. And back at the multirise hostel you get a 360 degree view of a modern city of 1.6 million uncharcoaled people and you ask yourself if the worst is over now and despite feeling overwhelmed by the whole day you find yourself humming a song Paul Simon wrote well before The Sounds of Silence.


This poem was first published (as “I think the worst is over now” by poetry.com ((Vol XIV No. 2, Summer 2013)
The opening lines in italics reference “Red Rubber Ball”, an early song by Paul Simon which I guess is copyright.
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"Our own sun (ft. speck, robwalkerpoet, Doxent Zsigmond, Orrisroot, Wired Ant, Jeris, Blue Millenium & Linden Tree)"
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