Purple HeartsTwo Purple Hearts winners

Stare at their coffee cups,

Wide-paged newspapers,

Constant TV news,

And sometimes finger their

Shrapenal scars through caps,

Shirts and trousers ….

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late-December 2012


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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