To the Surgeon

Remember the silent heart
that you will cut
and hold in your hands today

That heart beats with mine, fathered my children,
makes my morning coffee,

listens to my stories . . . is mine.

© 2012, Linda Leedy Schneider

Linda won a Readers’ Choice Award from Pedestal Magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize – her poems are in hundreds of literary magazines — Rattle, The Sow’s Ear, etc.

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