Leaving the place I was born three score and more behind in Cincinnati
after perhaps visiting Dad for the last time live and kicking,
the sole reason I ended my 410-mile motorcycle ride
today in nearby Paducah KY (best name ever) was
soas I could send this poem to a good friend
Doug some of you may remember
from hosted my bachelor party
for me and Roxanne in SF.
Doug, I have a new bike
that was 7 weeks old yesterday
— it has 9,100 miles plus counting.
I’m in Paducah via Cincinnati via upper
Michigan, my second 2-week trip on this bike.
BIO: Gerard Sarnat MD has won prizes and been nominated for Pushcarts/Best of Net Awards, authored four collections, is widely published including by Oberlin, Brown, Columbia, Virginia Commonwealth, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, University of Edinburgh and in Gargoyle, Margie, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Brooklyn Review, Los Angeles Review, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times, Voices Israel, Fiction Southeast. gerardsarnat.com.