Almost Daily

She sells plasma, leaves dizzy.

She sells herself, leaves laughing (acting).

She nurses the near dead, leaves tired.


Before School

An all-night drunk and smoke.

Leaning, laughing, talking around the dented black car into dawn

Tasks: placate angry wife, and drive docile kids to school in sun.


Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late March 2016


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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