To My Father’s Surgeon
By Tali Cohen Shabtai
I’ve realized how it
works: It is announced that …
and it’s known all of a sudden!
You know that suddenness has
an action plan that is comprehensive
and detailed – it’s
a strategy within itself.
When it (the suddenness) receives existence in a person’s
it is experienced as a malicious trick indeed it has no
advance warning or alert before taking
Did you know that I had to
dismantle this trick
On the 27th day of January, 2015
on the 10th floor
of hearts in question marks
under full anesthesia
and full monitoring
for waiting for the
After all, the obvious suddenness
is no longer
and has many consequences, it is the realization
that we are winning something that we
would not necessarily be entitled
my father is on the operating table
at a supervised temperature
you bypassed the blockage with an
in his heart
and I could not
offer you assurances
at this time
I was to the Traveler’s Prayer
and the chorus in the Book of Psalms, from “Blessed is the Man”
"And all that he does will succeed."
Did you know
that I have connected to every special quality
for any trouble that may
And I was for every letter
of the letters of your name
and I searched for any mention in those hours
Did you know that my father has three
daughters of wonderful Semitic beauty
will you recognize my father in them?
When you operated
with this suddenness on father.
And is charity not just a theological term
please accept this (from me), surgeon!
*Heart bypass surgery, decided on within three days of detection!