Robert Leary

(New London, Connecticut)

Let Me Be The One


Fukushima Daiichi’s shift manager:
“let me be the one…”
I’d struggle to pronounce your name if I knew it
And can only imagine your silent thoughts
As friends helped you into your protective suit
To turn the wheel to open the valve
Letting the inevitable engulf your body
Perhaps your thoughts went to being young
Running in the sun
Meeting your wife
Falling in love
Holding your first child
Or perhaps you froze your heart
And like a robot
Performed beyond heroics
For your love of all….

Submitted: Saturday, May 21, 2011
Edited: Saturday, May 21, 2011

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