Daily orange tiger lilies.
Black-centered black-eyed Susans.
Roadside thick green poison ivy.
Green spreading ferns of ages.
Grandmother’s flowers cheese milk butter dough.
Father’s hayfield dawn road walks, streams and woods sloping.
Farm houses and barns collapsed.
Berry fields to brush.
Settling on a green mid-summer past apple trees walk ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late July 2014
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!