“No Regrets” in The New Verse News, 2007

“No Regrets” in The New Verse News, 2007

NO REGRETS

On hearing of Paul Tibbets’s death–November 1, 2007

You could say “I’ve seen it all baby”
and no one could dispute that.
At 92, you’d lived to say “I have no
regrets”– even while remembering
the blue flash of light, the mushroom cloud
you must have seen as beautiful and clean
when the plane you piloted
circled the dark island one last time…

"No Regrets" in The New Verse News, 2007