We are discussing Austria – 1938.
The Nazis, easily, took over.
Millions of Austrians stayed.
I speak of resistance:
Fighting or passive.
She ends the conversation:
“You don’t know that survival is all that matters.
“You want heroes,
“But again, it’s survival.”
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky mid-April 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!