Aye, the strains of a Techno-Cumbia beat bounce across South Texas
A lively specter emerges
En una luz brillante
Como La Flor!
Memories of Selena
She is there dancing, dressed in fiery red,
The music flows through her
Bidi, Bidi, Bidi, Bom Bom!
Young, effusive, her star so bright!
Her tragedy exploded
like a bomb against a brick wall
Through the Chihuahuan desert
Across crystal waves of the blue Gulf
Selena immortal, fan-loved, fan-lost
little girls chasing after a bus
Down a dusty path
Why has she left us?
The world has spun on its surly path
From the day time stopped in Corpus Christi
And a profusion of ambulances answered a call
The blood-red pool, unstoppable
Her life splaying in front of her
Guardian angels clamoring askew
“Dreaming, Dreaming of You….”
I saw her the other day
On a t-shirt
Forever young and fiery
The world goes on
A star reaches its zenith
On a moonlit Texas night