The Eve of the Knife

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The Eve of the Knife

( Free Style Pre-surgical Thoughts)

.

.

On the eve of the knife,

  as I contemplate my life

and my worries tumble with my fears,

.
I toss

and I turn,

weighing each concern,
not the least of which

is

“Am I doing the right thing”?

.
Anesthesia’s a risk,

as is a slip of doctor’s wrist.

Plus there’s germs in every hospital

that may cause

my demise.

.
Recovery sounds tough,

but if I do it well enough,

and I complete my therapy

religiously,

.
Then I pray

that I finally get well.

I guess only time will tell.

.
Tomorrow’s

is in God’s

and

  my surgeon’s

hands.

.
Hope my insurance is enough.

Hope this time it works.

Hope I don’t die.

Hope …

.

.

Author Notes

My wife is undergoing back surgery tomorrow morning at 7:00AM in hopes of relieving 9 Years of chronic back pain. We need to be there by 6AM. These are some of the things going through her mind. 


Just a simple Free Style poem as I woke this morning with these impressions. A Free Style poem is unstructured in rhyme and meter, like Free Verse, but may contain rhyme.


This picture is courtesy of Yahoo Images.

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