2 Poems by Gerard Sarnat [Poetry]

The Big 5-0

one

 

Buddha Beautyrest ®

That off-brand purple mattress
which your salesman claimed
offered Tempur-Pedic quality
sleep at about half the price
to date has only embedded
shockingly bad memories
with karmic sloppiness.

 

By Gerard Sarnat

  • Gerard Sarnat is a retired physician who has built and staffed homeless and prison clinics. He was also a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. As a writer, he has won First Place in Poetry in the Arts Award, the Dorfman Prize, been nominated for a handful of recent Pushcart and Best of the Net Awards, published four collections and appeared in Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Pomona, Brown, Columbia, Wesleyan, University of Chicago periodicals as well as in Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, American Journal Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, New Delta Review, Brooklyn Review, LA Review, San Francisco Magazine, and The New York Times.

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