Sarnat G – Gerard Sarnat

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i. Climate Changing

From Mississippi
Delta farm hit hard, “Wish old
enough to retire.”


ii. Changing Climate

Battle to the death:
Puerile Septuagenarians
v. Youth Activists?

iii. [Un]blushingly

Best thing ‘bout six grand
kids is opportunity
each time to fall in

love, again, again,
again, again, yet again
— and maybe again.

iv. Going Batshit

Flying nocturnal
rats, you continue to drop
guano despite net.

v. Freeway

Car mixed it up with
big rig which lost its load of
gratis chicken parts.


vi. Worn Out

Humiliation,
heartbreak: life now upside down,
they are adornments.

vii. My Choice Of Register

now terser tighter…
oy move toward more tedious
discursive writing?

viii. Chinese Proverb

The best time to plant
a tree’s twenty years ago
— second best time’s NOW.”

Gerard Sarnat is a physician who’s built and staffed current homeless and ex-prisoner clinics as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. Currently Gerry is devoting energy/ resources to deal with global warming. Sarnat won the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for a handful of recent Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is widely published in academic-related journals (University Chicago, Stanford, Oberlin, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Pomona, Johns Hopkins, Wesleyan, University of San Francisco) plus national (Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, MiPOesias, American Journal Of Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, Free State Review, Poetry Circle, Poets And War, Cliterature, Qommunicate, Texas Review, Brooklyn Review, San Francisco Magazine, The Los Angeles Review and The New York Times) and international publications including Review Berlin. He’s authored the collections Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), Melting the Ice King (2016). Gerry’s been married since 1969 with three kids, five grandsons with a sixth incubating.

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