After the Second Operation

Goedicke, Patricia

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Poem

Annotated by:
Chen, Irene
Aull, Felice
  • Date of entry: Aug-01-1993


This poem describes the perceptions of a patient upon being released from the hospital following surgery. Although she states that "it is ridiculous / standing here on one foot," there is much excitement and wonder in her outlook: "each step / newness pierces the heart."

Primary Source

The Dog That Was Barking Yesterday


Lynx House

Place Published

Amherst, Mass.