Safety In a Name
…if you board a bus, a Marco Polo model,
In pasty dawn Matamoros,
You know your trip down to torrid Tampico port
Will be just fine.
A superb driver sped, and slowed, through eight hours of rain, mud, potholes,
He brought Marco Polo to the terminal,
Or, did Marco Polo bring him …?
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky mid July 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!