Persimmon (Nagasaki Kaki)
on the planting of a cutting from a Kaki tree
that survived the Atom Bomb.

This tree is not a
symbol of our reluctance to care

of our unwillingness to understand
of our failure to utterly destroy
of our refusal to love

but represents
the resilience of nature
our inner strengths, and
all of our hopes for peace. It is

..............a fulcrum for all of our children