building houses

The late teen starts his car,
And then gets out to walk back
To his mother on the lawn ….

He kisses her, and then
Returns to the car.

He’s off to build houses.

His job.

She turns to the house,
Stopping first to pet their brown dog.

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late July 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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