“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
-- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
For a strong stretch, Sarnat has belonged
to two men’s groups. Gerry is youngest member
of one where he learns tons from their life experiences
although eldest in the other whereby default
I teach. Former winkingly calls itself “Dharma Punks,”
latter wincingly “Sangha’s Sour Old-Timers.”
But while first prefers check-in schmoozing,
second can’t get enough off our chests mumbling
about walk-the-talk convincingly before you check out.
*Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment (bodhi) while meditating underneath a Ficus religiosa.
Gerard Sarnat MD’s - authored HOMELESS CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes, 17s, Melting Ice King (2016). Gerry’s published by Gargoyle, Oberlin, Harvard, Brown, Stanford, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, American Journal Of Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, Brooklyn Review, LA Review, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times. MountAnalogue selected KADDISH for distribution nationwide Inauguration Day. gerardsarnat.com