Got an e-mail sent to the six survivors
of the years since grade school. He
wanted to show us his new “hacienda”
that he and his much younger, fairly
recently acquired “trophy” wife just
bought in Mexico to go with the
really big house in San Antonio.
One of the other survivors sent an e-
mail extolling the virtues of his M.D.
kids and where they all live at the
posh family compound over-looking
I thought about sending an e-mail
about how my kids are finally getting
out of jail but then I thought about my
dog’s key to survival — remaining
silent at our departure and wagging his
tail at our arrival.
And so I remained silent and then
wagged my tail in celebration of
my classmates’ survival and decided
not to send the e-mail.