A rooster crows across the tracks.

Fuzzy clouds blot the waning moon, a white yellow mix.

Damp blue air, thick with New Year’s Eve’s fireworks’ –

And the same night’s – cooking smoke.

No dawn, a dark face east ….

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, early January 2013

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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