Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner
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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.


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