Preparing to go under the knife…

I love the cover of this week’s New Yorker:  in my imagination, there is a garden inside my house.

New Yorker


Happy February!     We have a snowy day here in Maryland USA.  It’s cold here, but not nearly as cold as it is in the middle of the country.

I am having abdominal surgery on February 13.  Don’t want to go into gory detail, but it’s repair surgery I need to have, on some radiation-damaged intestinal tissue. Enough said.

As I am paring down some activities in preparation for this major disruption,

I’ve decided to write on just one blog:  the older one.  It has the same title as this one, but it’s on blogspot.

So if you’d like to keep reading the poems I post ( old ones of mine, and many poems of others)  go to


Hope to see you there.

If you pray, say some prayers for successful surgery for me.



the three rich hours of teh duc du barry medieval

Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

8 thoughts on “Preparing to go under the knife…

  1. I’ll be praying for your safe surgery and rapid recuperation, and that you are facing some wonderful quality time! May the Holy Family be with you throughout.

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