Exhibit News

Particles on the Wall is excited to announce upcoming exhibits!

 

The REACH Museum

June 29 - October 21, 2016.

The REACH Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Sun & Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00AM-4:30PM

Visitthereach.org

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We came from Oklahoma, momma,
daddy and me, after the war, dirt poor,
to live in a twenty by eight foot trailer,
on a thirty by thirty foot lot, with other
electricians, pipe fitters, teamsters, janitors,
proud to be part of this “atomic business”
living in the Largest Trailer Court in the World,
big enough to have our own ghetto, two blocks
of dark, delicious smells – frying fish, boiled
greens, hot cornbread.
Once a month from the top of tall poles,
warning sirens wailed, the children, black
and white, raced past swings, monkey bars,
the tetherball ring, to the sandy ditch behind
John Ball School, strung ourselves face down
like paper dolls, clenching our fear behind closed
eyes. A useless defense against nuclear attack,
but we would have been easy to bury there.
-- Jane Roop
This poem was published in Soundings Review.