heart surgery

Incise!
do not numb the pain
let it shoot up the spine
like lightning
stunning the senses
out of stupor.  

Dissect!
separate the skin
from the layers beneath
rip the muscles apart
pierce the membrane
lay it bare.  

Excise!
tie off the offending parts
leave a wide margin
of healthy tissue
spare not any necrotic parts
be radical.  

Anastomose!
restore functionality
let there be a union of live cells
working together in unison
sustaining life.  

Suture!
close the jagged edges
weave the thread
under the cuticle
limit the scar and the stares
let the healing begin.

“For the word of God is quick and powerful
  sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and
is a discerner of the thoughts and intent of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12, KJV)

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Yemie says:

    Doc, you really are full of surprises. However you thought to relate the aforementioned verse of the bible to the concept of a heart surgical procedure beats me silly and I’m just stupefied at how the two seem to synchronize. It actually worked! I know you still have a lot more up your sleeves so I say ‘bring ’em on, already!. This is a very brilliant piece. Well done, ‘the silent shrink’. LOL!

  2. topazo says:

    Thanks a bunch for your kind words….they make my day…

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