Varsha 2019 Issue, Poems - Gerard Sarnat



Wayward Wind Deconstructed

By Gerard Sarnat


The wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

Oy, eleven years-old boy
listening to Lucky Lager Dance Time
on my toy transistor radio
hid from Dad and Mom under the covers

doing g-d knows what else

even if I did not understand
or was comfortable with
or even like teenage-in-training stuff

trying out so hard to become an adult,
given options, it was better than being a kid.





Gerard Sarnat MD’s authored Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes, 17s, Melting Ice King (2016). Gerry’s published by Gargoyle, Oberlin, Harvard, Brown, Stanford, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, American Journal of Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, Brooklyn Review, LA Review, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times. MountAnalogue selected Kaddish for distribution nationwide Inauguration Day.


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