We ambled onto the river bank
Oblivious of what lay beneath the waters,
Muddy khaki colored waters of the Rio Grande,
What lurked in the shadows
Beyond the mesquite and huisache.
I barely knew you.
You spoke a language I understood
Yet I understood every sentiment
Your heart spoke.
The shots rang sure and quick
Too quick for us and
The river turned blood red.
A bungled robbery? a drug deal gone bad?
A case of mistaken identity?
I am beyond words
In a safe space