Once upon a time in Mexico
Where the sun rises fast
Yet comes down slow
Where giants clash
Yet the kids get to grow.
I've seen the bitterness in people
The ones I used to know
Felt rage that made me cripple
Because of the way
I've seen my brother get dragged
A few feet from where I stood
A loyal dog that tore flesh and rags
To defend the hand that
Fetched her food.
I stared at a gun barrel for the first time
They had destructive power we lacked
Yet when my brother came back,
His words still inscribed in my mind
"They let me go, because of someone
I knew from way back."