calibre

cold, the trigger tourniquets
chatter, teeth a glinting death
darkness cloaks the gawking muzzle
squeeze, poised for release

thump, flesh hits the pavement
witness, heated shell slipped into a pocket
blood, pools around like a halo
verdict, first attempt success

weapon returned to a cushioned shrine
deftly, strapped to back
untraceable, plastic-encased shoes
spotless crime scene