The Thousand Yard Stare

A Poem

Photo by Stijn Swinnen on Unsplash

There’s nothing you can see
at a thousand yards
except through a scope

night or day, the bodies fall
over and over and over
shrapnel rains around you

you imagine running in
finally a hero
if only in your own mind

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Sherryl Clark

Sherryl Clark

Writer, teacher, editor, book lover — www.sherrylclarkwritingcoach.com is where I offer editing and manuscript development services.