Literary Orphans

How It’s Done by Gerard Sarnat



Fat old


Oaf with

Orange skin

And a skunky

Toupee, strapped

Into tutu plus tights

Chasing after women

Half my age, when I feel

Real oppressed, snootiness

Becomes one of those Trump

Cards to fluidly dump on others.

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Pushcart-nominated Gerard Sarnat MD’s authored HOMELESS CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes, 17s, Melting The Ice King (2016) and been published in Gargoyle, Lowestoft, Tishman Review, New Verse News etc. “Amber Of Memory” was the single poem chosen for my 50th college reunion Dylan symposium; the Harvard Advocate accepted a second plus Oberlin, Brown and other universities accepted concurrent pieces.  Mount Analogue selected KADDISH FOR THE COUNTRY for pamphlet distribution on Inauguration Day for the DC and nationwide Women’s Marches. For HuffPo/other reviews, visit Harvard/Stanford educated, Gerry’s worked in jails, built/staffed clinics for the marginalized, been a healthcare CEO and Stanford professor.   


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–Art by Magdalena Roeseler