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Poetry Corner

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.

  • The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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