Treasure Island

Shirley Alexander

(12-05-1953 / Somewhere under heaven, Georgia, USA)

Fourth Grade Drill


Russia was going to attack,
and we were told to hide
under our little desks;
protection
from atomic fallout.

In the basement below,
the janitor sat smoking a cigar,
knowing
he was safe from bombs
and children.

Shirley Alexander

Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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