More poetry: My Surgery

This came in from Anne at Is this a boarding house or something? Her son Alex had eye surgery when he was 7 1/2 for strabismus and amblyopia. This is the poem that he wrote a month after the surgery. All of the original spelling has been preserved.  I really love the cadence and rhythm that Alex sets up in this poem.  It took me back to some of my fears when Zoe had her surgery.  -Ann Z

My Surgery by Alex

scared
to
deth
almost
crying
eye
turned
haert
beting
fast
operaiting
room
talking
asleep
stiches
eye
straiter
happy

Alex before the surgery

Alex before the surgery

Alex after the surgery, with straight eyes, happy

Alex after the surgery: "eye, straiter, happy"

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