Why would an old man pedal his bike among
Benches of tired maids, providers, babies and teens
During a Saturday twilight,
Circle them, look at them,
And then pedal into a red sunset
Along a closed-store main street
With a black pigeon on his shoulder?
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky early March 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!