Friday, May 27, 2011
He stood his ground.
The enemy shifted into position. Out of range. Deadly in their caution.
Together, they might have a chance. A small one. But if they both ran, they would surely be overtaken and brought down. So he stood his ground. At the very least, he could slow them down.
When the enemy stopped moving, he knew the strike would fly in the next few breaths.
He turned to offer one last reassurance. He saw how far the other soldier had already run.
(Photo taken at the Philadelphia Art Museum.)