Texas roadside rest area, picnic stops.

“Beware Snakes,” signs by the picnic tables.

Drivers and passengers stay close to restrooms and vending machines.

“Beware Snakes.”


Twisted oak trees shade.

I’m tempted to draw an analogy with Texan election winners.

You get it!

Too obvious.

Skip it!

Drive away.


Snakes in dens, brush piles, coiled, slithering …and ….


Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, mid-November 2017



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!


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