Sharpshooter

Protocol dictated a button be pushed.

An impressive male, he was to father generations

of Silverbacks until the small boy

dropped himself like a hand grenade.

The great ape flung him giddily about

like a plaything oblivious to the countdown.

Like a ticket home.

Shakespearean
the play within the play
death by cop

Peter Newton

Sharpshooter

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