Today at 11:18 AM

“There she goes”

Tiny Honduran girl,

Seatbelt fastened,

Stares up the aisle;

The jet shudders,

The jet tilts.

She stares.

She shuts her eyes.

Her dreams?

Before take-off,

A heavy bag carrying family,


Walked past to seats –

And never saw her ….


Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late July 2014

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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