One click, one pull, one moment

Frozen in time but for a second

Yet, when done, cannot be taken back.

It takes a lifetime of events to come to this

On a random street at an odd time

2:16pm on a rainy Thursday.

In a nameless place that’s a spot on a map

A spot on a map, thriving with hate

Somewhere you had no place being but there you were.

I looked at him, he looked at me and acted

All he could do was hate me

One click, one pull of the trigger, one moment

Yet that moment will last forever

In the annals of your memory

And in the memory of his children


About anotherwarriorpoet

Mathew Bocian served as a Captain in the United States Army with the Stryker Brigade and was deployed to Mosul and Tal'Afar in 2004 - 2005, and to Baghdad for The Surge in 2007 - 2008. He left the Army in 2012 and now uses his poetry as a way to heal from the traumas of war, while attempting to express to readers the realities of war. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and holds a master's from the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.
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