There are a lot of strange ironies at work here…

Last Thursday was the launch of 21D’s Light edition, an issue which included my poem semi-detached. I wrote this poem two years ago when I had to have laser surgery on my right eye when the retina threatened to detach.

It’s a beautiful publication with exquisite photos and some excellent writing.

So here’s the irony – on the very day of the launch in Melbourne I made a hurried visit to my eye specialist. This time the retina in the left eye had torn and I was scheduled for surgery on the following morning. My eye is still swollen, I have double-vision – but I’m hopeful of a full recovery.

Thanks to the 21D team for publishing my work.


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