Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

Back In Silicon Valley After An Absence


 Gerard Sarnat MD


       “What is to give light must endure burning.”

        -- Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning


Pep in my misstep running down a face-eating rat --
horrible things happened to people I love,
gaff as a kid, never again – Don't corner me,
I’m a surviving survivor…

Both Mazeratis given away for $30K: Mazdas
must be how   works his will through us.

Outside in the rain, though the shopping center’s chocked
with a potpourri of extravagant “this is my lane” cars
jostling for parking festivus.

Lightning then thunder, many of us perfunctory elite
who’d planned to roll down the hillock from Mt. Olympus
to Stanford’s football stadium coagulate home.

Punched out, the clerk yawns to mariachi
under a taco truck’s awning while an accordianed
line queues for the bihourly bi-articulated 82/83 bus.