540 – East Facing Sunset

The colors
Were incredible,
And brighter
Than the sun.

The light
Was so hot
You could feel it
In your bones.

The noise
Had gone from loud
To deafening,
Leaving only silence.

It was so fast
And still
So very

Who would have thought
The final moments
Before a nuclear meltdown
Could be so enjoyable?

He took a final bite
From the burning sandwich
And had to laugh
One last time.

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