Diminished

I shrink.

The car shakes.

The chainsaw bucks.

The pistol jumps.

I shorten.

The car’s tremble and purr now growl.

The chainsaw tears at my forearm.

The pistol jars my wrist.

Fading into a corner ….

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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