Only Six




Wang, Jennifer

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The Allen outlet mall shooting hit close to home for me not just because it was in DFW, but also because I was present during a shootout at Irving Mall when I was a child (my family was in a different part of the mall). Then I learned about one of the survivors, six-year-old William Cho who lost his family. This poem came out of remembering that I had been six years old.

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The author submitted this entry in the Open Verse Poetry category (Professional division) for the 2023 On My Own Time (OMOT) Art Show.
This work received a First Place Award in the "Open Verse Poetry" category from all literary works submitted in the 2023 On My Own Time show.

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