Duck and Cover!
by Steven McCabe
Duck and cover!
Head down! Hands behind head!
Knees on floor!
You are Hieronymus Bosch! Imagine flame! Smoke!
As if they were saying,
‘You are now a fish or a block of wood.’
‘We’ve got you where we want you.’
Did no parents, even once, wonder?
Or had the anesthesia already
Photos found online of school building and schoolchildren participating in ‘Duck and Cover’ exercises. I do not claim ownership of these images. I have used them to create new works for non-commercial purposes of parody, education, and commentary.