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.
Photo by Andree Brennan on Pexels.com

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.

Photo by Andree Brennan on Pexels.com