Platonic Ménage À Trois

Unblood brothers’
clean equilateral triangle
loves deep, wide — trusts.


Del Monte Rest Home

Given warden surprises, doppelgangers and noms de guerre,
not aiming for a normal edge, vagrant impulses no longer couched,
divo jazzed to inmate teeth, Pops works the dementia unit’s chintz rows
of pitted divans overflown by bouts of pithed fruit cocktail ferment.

Gerard Sarnat is the author of two critically acclaimed poetry collections, 2010’s HOMELESS CHRONICLES from Abraham to Burning Man” and 2012’s Disputes. His pieces have appeared or are forthcoming in eighty or so journals and anthologies. Harvard and Stanford educated, Gerry’s been a physician who’s set up and staffed clinics for the disenfranchised, a CEO of health care organizations, and a Stanford professor. For The Huffington Post review of his work and more; visit

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