Sniper

POETRY FORMAT, 31 Mar 2014

Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

One man, one gun, one shot, one corpse.
That is how Ernie Pyle died on Okinawa,
caught in the crosshairs….
and how many others
in how many wars?
Patient as a saint
or the devil holding a buried Ace,
the sniper waits for his target
and wins his own small battle.
What does he do when it’s over?
Is this a transferable skill,
or does he lie sleepless,
waiting for the shot in the dark
that so many years later
gets him?
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Tom Greening: “I engage in five professional activities:
Faculty Member at Saybrook University
Private Practice of Psychotherapy
Clinical Professor of Psychology, UCLA
International Editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Writing (Poetry).”
www.tomgreening.com

 

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