Wrestling the Angel of Death
is a poem
written as I recovered from my first heart attack in April. It was written on
May 27 ,1998 as I tried to make sense of mortality. It's the age old question,
but after two heart attacks, a heart transplant and too many brushes with The
Angel of Death, my only solution has been to try and live each day as fully as possible.
Standing upright and breathing is a good place to be, and the annoyances of
surviving my life are a welcome sign that I HAVE survived some troubling
events. And I did it with the support of my friends, family, caregivers, and most of all
my loving wife, LaForza.