Personal Trainer


The cook.

 The caregiver.

 The waitress.

 To the bus in the dank dawn:


Off at a dark nursing home.

 Off at a dark house.

 Off at a lit cafe.

 The exerciser’s fast drive in a new car to the bright gym.

 Her personal trainer waits, watch in hand.


 Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, early November 2013

Author: Gene Novogrodsky

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, a Brownsville resident for nearly three decades, writes North American border slices, from eastern Canada to central Mexico, and in between. He is one of the founders of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum in San Benito. He sometimes participates with the informal Resaca Writers Group in Brownsville. He prefers, however, to read to two or three attentive listeners – when asked!


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