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Gerard Sarnat

Skylight Insights Into Elegant August Souls

Pair most nattily dressed men
Who could have been cool cat jazz musicians
Cleansed our cabin windows
For well over 20--could be 30 summers now.
That’s always pleasure--for me.

We are kind to each other. Briefly catch up
On family. Then let them work
Except share water-grub breaks. Us all aged
We help put Rube Goldberged
Wood security bar/screens back, hold ladder.

Which finally brings Gerard to:
Should you consider broach an obvious need
Infuse new blood to confrères?
Assuredly they do know but must earn dough.
…In past each asked Doc Ger

To opine about their health however not today.
After mellow males leave home
Next chore is oy try to find available roofers
During era delayed supply lines
While enjoy Miles Davis classic Kind of Blue

Accompany A-frame ceiling drippity-drip drops.
Gerard Sarnat has been nominated for the pending Science Fiction Poetry Association Dwarf Star Award, won San Francisco Poetry’s 2020 Contest, the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for handfuls of Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is widely published including in 2023 San Diego Poetry Annual, 2022 Awakenings Review, 2022 Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County Celebration, 2022 Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival Anthology, Gravity of the Thing, American Writers Review/ San Fedele Press, San Francisco Creative Writing Institute, Israel Association of Writers in English, In Parentheses, Sacramento Review, Pocket Samovar, Black Sunflower, Free State, The Broken City, Sandy River Review, Three Rooms Press/Maintenant, New World Writing, Songs of Eretz, New Verse News,The Font, BigCityLit, HitchLit Review, Lowestoft, Washington Square Review, The Deronda Review, Jewish Writing Project, Hong Kong Review, Tokyo Poetry Journal, Buddhist Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Arkansas Review, Hamilton-Stone Review, Northampton Review, New Haven Poetry Institute, Texas Review, Vonnegut Journal, Brooklyn Review, San Francisco Magazine, Monterey Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review, and The New York Times as well as by NYU, Slippery Rock, Northwestern, Pomona, Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn, Columbia, North Dakota, McMaster, Maine, University of British Columbia and University of Chicago  and University of Virginia presses. He is a Harvard College and Medical School-trained physician who’s built and staffed clinics for the  disenfranchised  as well as a 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 with progeny consisting of four collections (Homeless Chronicles: From Abraham To Burning Man, Disputes, 17s, Melting the Ice King) plus three kids/ six grandsons — and is looking forward to potential future granddaughters.    
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