Dry cereal at 3 a.m.

Ice cream and cookies at midnight.
Baseball, day and night.
Forgetting to shave.Forgetting to zip a fly.

Loving women’s voices .
Itchy skin.
Smelly hair.
Hunched over.
Stained trousers, shirts.
No compromise,
Yes, my father –
With a lot of me ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky mid January 2015

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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