Editor’s Note: Three Rivers resident and accomplished writer Alfonso C. Hernandez submitted the following excerpt from a longer work. In the light of our police situation in Fresno, if not around the world, the lines are timely.
The Grand River pebble barely touched the left ear of the
Near retirement Mexican border American Sheriff
But the bullet pierced the heart of the Mexican fifteen-year-old
Youngblood painted the river sand under the desert high noon sun
The vital élan left from his tender body as vapor with a Scent of Death.