This poem is published in the National Poetry Day 2019 Anothology on the theme of truth. 

This poem is published in the Tell Me the Truth About Life: A National Poetry Day 2019 Anthology

This poem is in  the National Poety Day 2019  Anthology on the theme of Truth. 

This is the kingdom of the Water Bear.

To enter here, you have to shrink

and slow down, down. A day

is one tick of the clock, one blink

 

After the fiftieth insult - 

the school bag down the toilet, the stifled

giggle-whisper that hung like a smear on the air - 

 

she suddenly saw

                         First, months

of flash, thud, shudder,

 

then the wailing...

                   ...not white like the snow

 

more moon-panther or silvery cloud-cat

Now we're up on the edge

and over, on the mountain

with mountains beyond. Behind us,

            in the dark

There is a place (believe me,

            she said) where if, if

Right now,

in a bunker

somewhere in the world,

there are man-made nuclear weapons with

enough destructive power to decimate

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