Was up early –
Leaving behind my poet’s hat
As well my artist’s cap
In my black/white shopping bag.
Yet the poetry book still at hand
Arriving in good time at the AKH
City transport is most efficient
To get around town quickly.
But I guess to arrive in good time
Plays less strains on one’s nerves.
Besides one reaches a mental point
Where one wishes to get all the
Procedures behind one and
Looking forward to have finally
Good vision on both eyes.
Perhaps being in the know that one
Will be subjected to long waiting
Times urges one forward in a
Restless physical mode
Announcing one’s arrival at the
Day clinic’s reception
But then the awkward part of
Consulting one’s watch:
9:45; 10:30; 11:00; 11:30;
Wondering when I would be
One does not anticipate that the
Operation has been cancelled
Staff would have informed one
Just a lot of patients cared for
One by one.
It’s Prof. S’s day and he’s a
Just as B phoned me if I’m done
I’m called up stepping aside to
While someone after me in the
Queue is called up.
However I don’t mind to relax
In the preparation room
While my blood pressure also
My operating time is shorter
Than to the patient before me
As Prof. S is done in 25 minutes
Indeed I’m relieved and feel fine
Looked after by a dedicated nurse
And an hour later by the surgeon
Found to be A1. OK.
Receive a script for three different
Eye drops and then dress again
To hurry to the ’Öffis’ and home.
B already waiting at the bus station
Helping to carry my bag.
Time for relaxation starts again.
My right eye bandaged I will fall
Tired into bed.
Tomorrow the bandage will come
Off and I’m already looking forward
To enjoy my new vision’s experiences.