CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION by JAH
My first stent, catheterized at sixty
Like this. It was more centralized. Relative
To digestion or anxiety. This
Was different. I foolishly waited.
It's intensity lessened as I moved.
By Sunday, it hadn't dissipated.
I pushed through the pain until the Divine
Liturgy was over (what better place
to die than in church). I told one one of my
Sons, a West Point Cadet, home for Christmas.
He drove me to the Emergency Room,
Called his mother, my wife, Chrisa at work.