A Soldier’s Dilemma

A Soldier’s Dilemma

What you aim at,

Sir,

is not an
empty can
perched atop a 
snowy fence post,

nor is it a 
shadowy deer
gliding through 
your autumn forest.

Rather, 

your hand steady,
your eye focused,

your finger gentle

on the trigger, 

you plot 

to end the life of a 
brother human being,

lest he
end yours.

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