Too Much, Far Too Much

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A body bag connection.

Mulch the tree?


Only the trash truck driver knows.

A black sack holds the body on the gurney.

Another body bag connection.

Bury the inside?

Burn the inside?


Only the funeral home director knows.

I hold my head,

Feel memories wrapped,

More body bag connections.

When lost?



And who will know?

Wrapped we are:

Dead and alive.

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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