How the years have passed.
Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans have
Come to the United States – returns distant.
The young farmer turned bail bondsman
Is awaiting the news of the Friday night lock-ups,
Saturday releases ….
He’ll be there to bond out dozens.
But he wants to talk farming –
Not possible for him,
One hundred miles south of the border on generational land.
It’s his dad.
“No one goes to the farms, the ranches,
Only my dad – it’s in his blood.”
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky late November 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!