A Contemplation of Surgery
Old eye. A window and its pane. Whether
what clouds it now is cataracts or grief: the Knife.
Clean swipe. The pane, the pain. Then clarity.
Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld is a former missile analyst and university press editor and English instructor who has done poetry therapy with forensic patients and has made Web sites on perished Jewish communities in Europe. Her poetry has been published nationally and internationally in journals and anthologies such as Southwest Review, Nimrod, Rosebud, and Margie as well as at various sites on the Web.