A series of wars.
A series of storms.
Bombs, bullets, tanks, displacement ….
I, from my corner, waited,
Didn’t enter, away, away
From the “there.”
Call it history’s pages.
Call it history’s books.
I see clouds of life and death and tension on a flaming shelf.
Reaching, wanting, mildly interested, then deeply,
Finally, retreating ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, early February 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!