Caregivers, and they call themselves providers, emerge,

The blind eased,

The incontinent changed.

They walk to the bridge.

If the bus comes, and they’re by a stop,

They’ll board.

If not, sidewalk in sun – to the bridge.

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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