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.