Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 24, 2015

Cardiothoracic~by Paul F. Lenzi





"Surgery" Painting by Benfo From

Painting by Benfo

beating heart
held in hand
life and death
peace and pain
in surrender
to the touch
to the staunch
and the skills
of a surgeon

trust given
dire features
of fear
mortal peril
of spirit
by disease

a last chance
feeble odds
all the chips
on the inside
double zero
appeals to
that sense of
a desperate


  1. I knew the poem was free verse, because of the lack of rhyme, i like it because it describes something a little bit deeper that many others can’t see

  2. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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