Author: • August 27, 2017 • Poems

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Sure life’s good

here in America.

More grandkids than

we can keep track of.

One just started to toddle

around Peet’s where I savor

that second French Roast with

enough almond milk to look like


         Now pitter-patter also refers

to how sadness cajoles then envelopes

me and my spouse and our aging cohort

wading way deeper into inevitable doom.

Not exactly black or white, but bittersweet

with growing emphasis on the first syllables.

Make her next java short in a tall cup — leave

lotsa room for some pure cane sugar.

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About the Author

Cecile's Writer: Gerard SarnatAuthor: Gerard Sarnat

Country of residence: Israel

Nationality: American

Mother tongue: English

Gerard Sarnat MD has been nominated for Pushcarts. Sarnat authored Homeless Chronicles from Abraham to Burning ManDisputes17s, and Melting The Ice King.  Kaddish for the Country was selected for pamphlet distribution on Inauguration Day nationwide. ‘Amber Of Memory’ was chosen for his 50th Harvard reunion Dylan symposium.  Sarnat has built and staffed homeless clinics. He is a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO, a member of the longest-running Jewish-Palestinian dialogue group and has served on New Israel Fund’s international board.

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