Thoughtful Maybe To A Fault, by Gerard Sarnat

Today’s our sweetest and most

artistic grandson’s ninth birthday.

Elliot wished to celebrate by taking

a walk in pouring rain next to bar


mitzvah age iconic bro Simon along

with their two younger first cousins,

each one holding a different colored

umbrella. Afterwards, Ell whispered


to me I wasn’t asked to participate

though he would have liked it ‘cause

he thought I hurt my back carrying

little Liav on already sore shoulders.


Published 22nd February 2019


About Gerard Sarnat

Gerard Sarnat MD’s won prizes and been nominated for Pushcarts/Best of Net Awards, authored four collections, is widely published including by Oberlin, Brown, Columbia, Virginia Commonwealth, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, University of Edinburgh and in Gargoyle, Margie, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Brooklyn Review, Los Angeles Review, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times, Voices Israel, Fiction Southeast.