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