Gerard Sarnat 


ii. be attitude

heavenly peace,  a peace that surpasses all understanding. serenity in the present moment
after moment after moment. though my carburetor’s genetically tuned to joyful, I can be
possessed by the engine of hypohypomanic-revved non-tranquility. under the influence
of pure ecstasy, every second slows down to allow basking in blessed bliss.




Not Hurting At Least For A While

And if some lover, such as we, 
         Have heard this dialogue of one, 
Let him still mark us, he shall see 
         Small change, when we'are to bodies gone. 
-- John Donne, from The Ecstasy

Chronic pain comes from the void of my brain
instead of hip, knee or even back which tissues
when long ago this boychick was in med school
were thought to issue reactive distress signals.

After comparing the modest salutary effects
of local heat and ice versus centrally-acting
non-addictive sometimes legal substances
such as cannabidiol, I now know that is true.

Personally I no longer prefer to journey in
ketamine or LSD or psilocybin psychedelic
pinball realms, rather choose the predictable
empathogenic intimacy of ultimate Molly.




Appreciating Rare Kobe

Rare Kobe

Rare Kobe





Sarnat’s recently been nominated for a Pushcart. Kaddish for the Country was selected for pamphlet distribution on Inauguration Day nationwide. “Amber Of Memory” was the single poem chosen for his 50th  Harvard reunion Dylan symposium. Gerard’s a physician whose built/staffed homeless clinics, a Stanford professor/healthcare CEO. Collections include: Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes, 17s, Melting the Ice King (2016).