The blaze was unceasing.
People searching for relatives and
them home but on the way found them
Food was being rationed out to the
There a young woman clutching hardtack
her family fell over and died.
Sister's mother- and father-in-law
of glass fragments piercing their whole
Their ankles were swollen as thick
From our house we put them on a cart
pulled it to their oldest son's home
walking by the center of the blast.
It rained softly all day that day.
It rained often in Hiroshima after
Midsummer but it seemed cold every
In tears she told us.
She said "Mother,forgive me!",as
she left her and ran.
Husband left wife,wife left husband,
parent left child,child left parent.
Rescue--it came later.