The Surgeon’s Knife
Dedicated to Helena C. Chui, MD, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab Center / USC Neurologist-Professor
I met a rich businessman
He lectured me about my poetry;
"It does not bring you a buck, so
why keep wasting your energy?"
I remember he had open heart surgery
Thankful for his life…
But he forgot the surgeon’s heart for him
Which guided the knife to save his breath
Had the doctor seen only money
Perhaps, the businessman would embrace his own death
He did not want to remember…
I was then told, "It’s only a few
Who are impacted by the soul of your poem…"
--Like a surgeon’s knife,
Sir, my pen cares for one heart at a time…
Linh Duy Vo
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