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In Recovery After My 2001 Heart Repair

OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS

 

…but far from wishing you the same test
to prove that one is not alone in this world
I am here to thank you
for reminding me of that

with your loving visits, books and flower gifts
or other proof of friendship.
There was no salami?

…but for the gas station man wishing me quick recovery today!
How did he know?
Did I look sick? No, I looked surprisingly well.
Obituaries are in the paper, but not bypasses…

We bypassed 1984
and the world is still warm and caring
as it was in my 1926 Budapest village.

 

Balthazar Korab

 

Balthazar Korab | 1926–2013