Shrimp season closed.

The captain hates the land.

He weeds his yard, sweeps his sidewalk ….

Not the Gulf his home, garage, trees ….

So awkward with weed whacker, broom ….

So deft with the rocking boat in and out of  black blue white waves ….


Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky early February 2017


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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