Haiku by Gerard Sarnat

Haiku by Alessandra Salisbury

Senior Sangha Poetpourri


Do you, like me, take
it for granted, I’m lost in
this present moment?


Inexhaustible
delusions keep coming – we
empty one by one.


You can purify
yourselves through abiding love,
self-awareness…but


Sabretooth tiger
survival instincts remain
in our DNA.


Confidential new
small group containers might share
what old friends don’t know.


Freedom being aged…
no longer bound by other
folks rules of the road.


In the past, elders
were revered for their wisdom.
Not so much today.


No floor cushion queue,
hearing device and bathroom
lines go out the door.

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Gerard Sarnat won the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for a handful of recent Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is widely published in academic-related journals (e.g., University Chicago, Stanford, Oberlin, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Pomona, Johns Hopkins, Wesleyan, University of San Francisco) plus national (e.g., Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, MiPOesias, American Journal Of Poetry, Clementine, pamplemousse, Deluge, Poetry Quarterly, Hypnopomp, Free State Review, Poetry Circle, Poets And War, Wordpeace, Cliterature, Qommunicate, Indolent Books, Pandemonium Press, Boston Literary Magazine, Texas Review, San Antonio Review, Brooklyn Review, San Francisco Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, Fiction Southeast and The New York Times) and international publications (e.g., Review Berlin, Voices Israel, Foreign Lit, New Ulster, Southbank). He’s authored the collections Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), Melting the Ice King (2016). Gerry is a physician who’s built and staffed clinics for the marginalized as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. Currently he is devoting energy/ resources to deal with global warming. Gerry’s been married since 1969 with three kids plus six grandsons, and is looking forward to future granddaughters.

Haiku by Alessandra Salisbury

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