Winter’s waters, or: Windshield wipers

Eisenmenger syndrome is caused by a congenital heart defect. If the defect is identified before it causes significant pulmonary hypertension, it can be repaired through surgery, preventing the disease. Otherwise, a heart–lung transplant is the only curative option. My friend died at the age of 28 from Eisenmenger syndrome. She was born in Soviet Ukraine… Continue reading Winter’s waters, or: Windshield wipers

Love, or: Appreciation

Poetry Partners #63 Two linked senryu by LaMon Brown of 'Pathways to God' today's questions what is justice without love harsh cruelty without love what's spirituality: nothing of value LaMon Brown: A shadorma by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ I've been told appreciating life requires existence of terrible diseases like childhood cancer. I'd… Continue reading Love, or: Appreciation