Knight Errant?

by Gerard Sarnat

Just attempting 
to keep at my
wanderer soul’s 
chivalrous 
knitting,
poetry is armor. 
Like a thimble, 
it can be small 
& seemingly 
insignificant
but will protect 
us when we are 
most vulnerable.

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Gerard Sarnat is a physician who’s built and staffed homeless and prison clinics as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. He won the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is published in multiple academic-related journals. Gerry’s writing has also appeared widely including recently in U.S. and international publications. He’s also authored the collections Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), and Melting the Ice King (2016). Gerry’s been married since 1969 with three kids, five grandsons and looking forward to future granddaughters.