A cloud-blocked search for planets,
Thin new moon above,
And on ground a little girl with a fish on a line,
Two more fish inside,
A sea trout fish fry later.
Walking, stopping, looking,
Clouds streaming, planets masked.
The girl hands the fish to her father.
He’ll filet, then fry.
Students and friends in jail are sealed:
Planets, moons, little girls with fish –
Blanks in regulation books.
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!