The daily one hour walk,
Her custom after the restaurant firing,
The claim she spat in the soup,
But most said she coughed, and had covered her mouth ….
Children gone, that move to cities and work ….
Then, a neighbor saw her fall,
Suggested assisted living,
So she left her three-room for the facility’s safe sterility.
Her walks, but 10-minutes on the sidewalk around the tan two-story buildings.
Just last week she looked across the highway
And saw a young mother pushing a one-year old in a stroller ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late May 2015
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!