began on April 26, the death
of Jose Alexis Barahona, alias ”Karla,”
a single shot, vascular eruption onto satin bodice,
vena cava destroyed, all roads cut off.
Alias “Lucera,” the latest victim,
23 years old, shot in the head,
dried oatmeal on cement.
7 dead (homosexuals)
one female prostitute, found in or near
San Salvador, Fransico, Diego,
the Cities of Angels, too.
Sargeant Amoroso regrets the police
cannot respond in a timely fashion,
so much crime, so many budget cuts,
these people are asking for it anyway,
some 84 transvestite prostitutes
working 11 areas, allover the city,
what’s wrong with them anyway,
that punta-boy found 21 miles away,
in San Luis Talpa, what was he doing there, anyway,
they’re lucky their balls weren’t cut off,
but this is off the record, don’t quote me.