Air by Gene Novogrodsky

Sex’ must.

Stale room heavy.

Clothes’ sweat.

Shoes’ sour.

Open the window at 3:08 a.m.

Fall back face down to the dank sheets.

Cool air,

Humid air,

Wafts in.

Whiff of orange blossoms.

Air, and, alive.

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, early February 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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