Gerard Sarnat

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Paging Dr. Déjà vu

Unplanned obsolescent
at seventy-one, awkward in-be-

remind me
of when I was seventeen
but instead of tumescence,

whose operating systems wheeze
this side of addled.

Hippies, we imagined
living together forever
on communes;

now those of us left
pool resources for
burial plots and flowers.


Gerard Sarnat MD’s won the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize; has been nominated for Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards; authored Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014) and Melting The Ice King (2016);  and is widely published including recently by New Ulster, Gargoyle, Stanford, Oberlin, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, Virginia Commonwealth, Harvard, University of Edinburgh, Columbia, Brown, Main Street Rag, American Journal Of Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, New Delta Review, Brooklyn Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times. Mount Analogue selected KADDISH for distribution nationwide Inauguration Day. Poetry was chosen for a 50th Harvard reunion Dylan symposium.