Tuesday, December 3, 2013
My apologies to all the great poets I have received poetry from the past two months. Two months ago a very large aneurysm was found in my ascending aorta, and I had surgery to replace a section of my aorta with human tissue, and my aortic valve was replaced with a St. Jude's mechanical valve. I have a backlog of poems I'll be publishing here in the next few weeks, and I am grateful to those who have entrusted me with their work. I am in cardiac rehab, and getting stronger daily. I am resisting the urge to write poems titled "What Makes Me Tick," and other corny references to my surgery. Here is an account of my synchronicity with St. Jude.