Uranium Bullets


I always arrive late for everything.

Stuck in a traffic jam by the docks,

missed Noah’s boat but

survived under water

accidentally trapped between stolen books

by a word heavier than a stone,

lighter than a feather.


Hidden in the overcrowded wooden train carriage,

radicalised by the anonymity of my blue name-tag,

with a heart growing outside my body.

Each beat painfully visible to the guards

around the Monopoly table.


On the waiting list for ballet lessons,

radicalised by the price of uranium bullets on Mother’s Day

handwriting an apologetic note.

My deep eye silenced.


The familiar solemnity of a world without face.


Maria Stadnicka
Illustration Nick Victor


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2 Responses to Uranium Bullets

    1. Dear Maria,
      Very impressive and much too clever for me.Well done!
      warm greetings

      Comment by Jehanne Mehta on 1 June, 2017 at 9:29 am
    2. Thank you very much for reading and for your feedback, Jehanne. Until our paths cross again, sunshine in your heart.

      Comment by Maria Stadnicka on 1 June, 2017 at 4:40 pm

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