Cock crows crone snores
into her sari, tunes out winter.
Bamboo in the wind
old raft bobs high on spring waters.
Spice-hued robe river
biksa bowl begging
young monks spurt summer lightning.
Pol Pot cooed, Kill, kill
-- lost boys mull skulls
vultures gnaw thirty falls after.
Gerard Sarnat is the author of two critically acclaimed poetry collections, 2010’s "HOMELESS CHRONICLES from Abraham to Burning Man" and 2012’s "Disputes." He has been published in over 60 journals and anthologies. Harvard and Stanford educated, Gerry’s a physician who’s set up and staffed clinics for the disenfranchised. Gerard’s a longtime practitioner, past board member, and editor of the literary journal “Passing It On” at the Insight Meditation Center in northern California. For "The Huffington Post" review of his work and more; visit Gerard Sarnat.com.