Heat up in the mid 90’s,

And the lawyer comes out of the

Federal courthouse, briefcase swaying,

And clicks his car opener.

I yell:

“Prosecution or defense?

“Send them to jail, or get them off?”

He doesn’t answer.

Could be all the same to him, could be.

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late May 2014

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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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