Staggering

…and she flew down from Charlotte, seeking border warmth, got cold, argued with friend who left early … and she wants beer and tacos in the centro …staggers onto the mini-bus …. …pleased to be away from greedy kids back home ….and a corn wagon bumps her, she falls, bruised, has a lot of beer in her …gets back to the US side …more beer, ices leg, thinks she needs to see a dentist – not from the fall – old problem …  more.breakfast beer, meat on a plate, TV on ….

 

…did try to help her in Mexico …left, though, before her fall …and those late-afternoon beers ….

 

…as usual with me, how outside the falls, beer, greed …. outside ….

 

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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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