First, I thought the black canvas carrying sacks contained folding chairs.
Then, I thought they had musical instruments, say trombones.
And I also thought the narrower sacks had pool cues
The store’s doors were jammed,
Customers rushing out of the sun-heated parking lot to buy,
Buyers hurrying out to cars and trucks,
Sacks over shoulders,
Handle-held swacks swaying,
Guns, long, often heavy, secure in sacks.
A Mexican woman said:
“We in Mexico don’t think about having a gun, especially at home.
You in the United States do
Clear she was.
Clear she is.
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, mid-February 2013