Winter of Love Bi-product: Swish, Just Do It

by Gerard Sarnat


Talking story’s rainbow thread
pursued through Red Square serendipity,

this banned samizdat explains
how I became Pussy Riot famous:

“Informers contact KGB Art Crime Teams
about my missing poems,

Our client’s manuscript got censored in Moscow
then just disappeared

about seven minutes after landing
at the Sochi Olympics.

Pretending that I was victimized
by some unknown hacker network,

agents warned: Don’t consider taking pen to paper
till you’ve luged home.

Words set to music as a way to remember,
poof now a rock star.”



Gerard Sarnat, MD has authored Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), and Melting The Ice King (2016). Gerry has recently been published by Gargoyle, Oberlin, Brown, Margie, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Brooklyn Review, LA Review, and The New York Times. Mount Analogue selected Kaddish for the Country for distribution nationwide on Inauguration Day. His work appeared in his Harvard reunion Dylan symposium.