White flashes from gray clouds,
Shots through green leaves, brown limbs.

Gulf storm, river storm lightning.

Black-trunked trees,
Their V’s, silent sling-shots ….

Then, rain on cracked earth,
Rain on street-light-lit asphalt ….

A man stares at the
Microwave’s blue, time winding.

“Time in a bottle,” plays ….

A family shatters on the Upper Great Plains ….

Northern white light boxes ….

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late June 2012

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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