Corona Resilience


by Gerard Sarnat

Most fix-its’re stumbled through,
others not so much.

I finally do make my peace risks
of electrocution

outweigh benefits mending drive-
way light switch.

But a bad ankle sprain addressed
early resolves

quicker than this septuagenarian
takes for granted.

Sunday morning, my wife brings
me Peets’ coffee, &

2 of us schmooze in comfy chairs,
listen to spring rain.

She turns on iPhone that fell in
her bath yesterday

then sound won’t work — though
now somehow does.

Perusing weekly news shows, we
cook chicken soup.



Gerard Sarnat won the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for a handful of recent Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is widely published in journals including Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, and New Delta Review. He is a physician who’s built and staffed clinics for the marginalized as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. VR Ragesh is a noted cartoonist from Kerala.