She sells plasma, leaves dizzy.
She sells herself, leaves laughing (acting).
She nurses the near dead, leaves tired.
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!