Quotation by Lynn Emanuel

In the atom's fizz and pop we heard possibility
uncorked. Taffeta wraps whispered on davenports.
A new planet bloomed above us; in its light
the stumps of cut pine gleamed like dinner plates.
The world was beginning all over again, fresh and hot;
we could have anything we wanted.
Lynn Emanuel (b. 1949), U.S. poet. "The Planet Krypton" [poem], lines 23-28 (1992).

On watching atomic bomb testing in Nevada.
Surprise me with a
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