By Gerard Sarnat
Nestled tightly among Guava Crib’s Four pillows, my grandson Insists on at least an equal number of Favorite furry Lovies, The newest of which Liavy’s mom Used but now renamed Bark instead of previous Big Doggy. After rocking and a few old songs, He seems to settle down ‘Til I hear, “Coachie, come back!” On monitor, then, “Need To make potty poo,” which we do Followed by clean diaper, Requisite blueberries reward Glass of VERY-cold-water — then hopefully sleep soon.
Gerard Sarnat MD has won San Francisco Poetry’s 2020 Contest, Poetry in Arts First Place Award/Dorfman Prizes and has been nominated for Pushcarts and Best of Net Awards; authored HOMELESS CHRONICLES, Disputes, 17s, Melting Ice King. He has been widely published, including by academic-related journals Stanford, Oberlin, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Pomona, Brown, Penn, Dartmouth, Columbia, and University Chicago. His works have also appeared in Newark Public Library, Ulster, Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, Northampton Review, New Haven Poetry Institute, American Journal Poetry, Vonnegut Journal, 2020 International-Human-Rights-Art-Festival, Poetry Quarterly, and others.