Gerald Sarnat ~ Quintet

DST Simile

Indian summer
time’s just like life — nice warm day
then suddenly dark.

 

Atomic Age haiku

A)

Slapdash skirt-chaser
pursued her past the dashboard
to parents’ doorstop.

B)

Could have been sharing
Instant Folgers type marriage
but we drank alone.

 

Exit Poll Mum’s The Word

A)

Just home from So Cal
surfing, mid-term election,
nerds’ turf tug of war

B)

anxiety riptide —
blue wave tsunami — or Trump
voters’ undertow?

 

Gerard Sarnat is a physician who’s built/staffed homeless clinics as well as a Stanford professor/healthcare CEO. Gerry’s been married since 1969 with three kids plus four grandkids and more on the way. He has been nominated for Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards and is widely published beyond medical in academic journals such as including by Oberlin, Brown, Columbia, Virginia Commonwealth, Johns Hopkins, Wesleyan and in Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, MiPOesias, Blue Mountain Review, Canary Eco, Military Experience and the Arts, Brooklyn Review, San Francisco Magazine, and Los Angeles Review. KADDISH FOR COUNTRY was selected for pamphlet distribution on Inauguration Day nationwide. “Amber Of Memory” was the single poem chosen for his 50th Harvard reunion Dylan symposium. Collections: Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), and Melting the Ice King (2016). More of Gerald’s poetry will appear in DM 119 ~ Les Etrennes, coming New Year’s Eve. gerardsarnat.com

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