Grass from rotting bleachers to outfield walls,
Paint of hardware stores and auto dealers chipped ….
Railroad tracks, their brown black
Aside deserted passenger stations, windows broken ….
Those town-team games, hundreds of spectators,
Now, eight black and white photos on a restaurant wall ….
Those on and off passengers, the steps up and down,
They, too, join black and white photos on the restaurant wall, six in total ….
Find the field, try a plank rest,
See the tracks, look east, look west ….
Walk away, slowly ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, mid-July 2102
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!