If I Die in a Combat Zone

by HC Palmer
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I love this poem, which I found after I read Palmer's six-word story, called "After War." I was excited to see that, yes indeed, a six-word story can have a title, and that title can give a much need meaning to the conflict expressed in the six-word story. That's like having unlimited words permitted to a six-word story, but thank Goodness for that, or no writer would exploit the form. Choosing a sniper for a clean, quick ending to his life; it makes him seem so much more alive, having wishes, fears, hopes and preferences. Yes, his words are alive most of all. Thank you, H.C. Palmer.