Holiday Haute Cuisine
Holiday heart attacks epidemic
Much as anybody
This cardiac surgeon
Has seen how risk-factor
Gunk can muck up your works.
I remember after Jack (of Jack
& Marion’s Deli in Brookline)
Had left Beth Israel Hospital on
My service; another main coronary event
I attended his autopsy
To get good look at how corned
Beef + chocolate eclairs might lay one
Low over a lifetime of food indulgences.
But when Julia Child crashed through the
French double doors into our C.C.U.
Carrying a tray of goodies to butter up
the House officers caring for her hubby
Truth be told, I couldn’t resist!
Gerard Sarnat is a Pushcart and a Best of the Net Award nominee. Gerry’s work has been widely published in magazines and journals, including the Brooklyn Review, Tokyo Poetry Journal, Slippery Rock, The New York Times and others. He is a Harvard College and Medical School-trained physician, Stanford professor, and healthcare CEO. Currently he is devoting energy/resources to deal with climate justice, and serves on Climate Action Now’s board. Gerry’s been married since 1969 and has three kids, six grandsons — and is looking forward to any future granddaughters.