September 26th 2017
On my way home
After a day of school
And a night of work
I raged at the late night traffic
Caught in a standstill of fatigue.
I passed you without knowing,
Seeing only the blaze of the car.
I learned the next day
That a drunk LAPD officer
Took you and your parents away forever.
It clicked and I cry.
I feel the loss of you.
I feel so ugly to have been so mad
At the time of your passing.
I should have done something
I should have stopped and helped.
But really, what could I have done?
For you, I can let go of anger.
For you, I can be patient.
For you, I dedicate my craft.
We grew together briefly
On stage and on the field.
I watched you radiate and laugh.
You’ll always be a great friend.
I carry you, Oscar, and Mario and Maribel
In my heart and in my joy.
Huskies never walk alone.
Oscar, I love you and I miss you.
Rest with God.