Friday, April 13, 2018

Tony Rickaby - DROP

November 1st 1952: USA carries out first successful test of a multi-megaton thermonuclear weapon (500 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Nagasaki) when Ivy Mike is detonated on Elugelab Island in the Pacific Ocean, vaporizing the island and leaving a large underwater crater where once it had been.
Two weeks later the first UK record singles chart appears. Al Martino is number one with ‘Here in My Heart’.

Another square
Perhaps intended
Becomes a friend
That took a while
Of tape recording
Another meaning for the list
Realise what that suggests
First time for Al and Ivy
Penetration, guidance, clustering
Mixture of accidents and intentions
Representation of destruction
Scratching and smearing doesn’t hurt
Orange overlaps a blue grey sky
Cluster, buster, laser, blast
Hidden meanings increased destroyed
Just a small thing. Things leak out
Soaking changes everything
Maybe right – or over
Best just to stop

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