Heart operation #2

Heart operation #2

I had a pacemaker put in in 2010, I wrote this at that time. It was experiencing the lake in a different manner.

I have two wires in my heart no big deal

but they've altered my actions for a while

also my observations this dawning I sat

in the shallows not allowed yet to

soak my sutures stretch my swimming

arms after gazing a time over the still

surface I noticed the action in the water

in my lap small green fish with little black

tabbed gills too big for minnies swimming

under my knees over my ankles up and down

the curve of my legs in lazy leisure but with

an occasional quick dart nothing in it for them

but curiosity nothing in it for me but delight

2021 Jacqueline Jackson