the largest non-nuclear bomb just hit
between Mes Aynak and Swat Valley.
Mes Aynak is full of Buddhist relics
archeologists have been racing to save
before a Chinese mining company comes in.
Swat Valley was once known as the land of Oddiyana,
a Buddhist sacred place, home of Guru Rinpoche,
a sort of Jesus for Tibetan Buddhists.
Time will tell
what has been wrought
but for now,
all I can think of is holy lands
by a yellow-haired toddler
released from his giant playpen
to play with a 21,000 pound toy.