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 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.