Give us today
our daily bread.
You ask what we mean?
Well, by daily bread
we mean ordinary bread
ordinary old-fashioned bread
that doesn’t contain too much strontium 90
and give us not too high a dose
of radioiodine 131 in our breast milk
so our infants won’t be damaged
already before their first birthday.
Can you please make that your will?
We ask in this prayer
that you allow those heavy clouds
charged with nuclear radiation
to drift up to the Arctic regions
without damaging any living thing,
not the grass, not the herbs,—
and relieve us of our charge
over the fowl of the air
and the fish of the sea.
Deliver us from our dominion over the earth.
We seem to have totally
And that’s a fact.