You are a bagpipe of insanity*

Hiding in plain sight,
tribunes of global
warming gone
exotic appear
now spray

scotching our earth
which reached
out to offer
us humans
2nd & 3rd


*Quoting the dad to Mr. Pickles (Jim Carrey) on HBO’s Kidding


Gerard Sarnat is a physician who’s built/staffed homeless clinics as well as a Stanford professor/healthcare CEO. He has been nominated for Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards and is widely published including Gargoyle, New Delta Review, MiPOesias, Blue Mountain Review, Danse Macabre, Canary Eco, San Francisco Magazine and Los Angeles Review. KADDISH FOR 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. Collections: Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), and Melting the Ice King (2016). More info at


featured image: Bob Modem