Septuagenarians’ Six-Foot Distance Preferred to Six Feet Under Thank You Very Much tanka
by Gerard Sarnat
No-go through non-home
doors. Good luck, folks shop for us.
We meet fam/ few friends
outside, though all bets are off
if with cough-er or sneeze-er.
About the author
Gerard Sarnat won San Francisco Poetry’s 2020 Contest, Poetry in Arts First Place Award plus Dorfman Prize; has been nominated for Pushcarts/Best of Net Awards; authored HOMELESS CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), Melting The Ice King (2016); and is widely published including by Stanford, Oberlin, Brown, Columbia, Virginia Commonwealth, Harvard, Penn, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, Universities of Chicago/ Maine/ Edinburgh, Gargoyle, Margie, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Northampton Poetry Review, Peauxdunque Review, Canary Eco, Vonnegut Museum/Library Literary Journal, 2020 International Human Rights Art Festival, Buddhist Poetry Review, Military Experience and the Arts, Cliterature, Brooklyn Review, Texas Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times, Berlin Review, London Reader. Mount Analogue selected KADDISH for distribution nationwide Inauguration Day. Poetry was chosen for a 50th Harvard reunion Dylan symposium. Gerry’s a physician who’s built/staffed clinics for the marginalized, been a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO.