Translator's blog

From the translator’s journal ~Eye surgery~

From tomorrow,
I will stay in a hospital
for eye surgery.

Usually it will be
a day surgery,
but I have chosen to
stay in the hospital
to avoid the outpatient visit.

And I will have the surgery
in both of my eyes.
What an audacious decision!
The blind don’t fear snakes…

Now I close my eyes
and imagine how
my view will change
after the surgery.

What a clear world
I can see, I will say
after the surgery!

Please protect me,
Oh, Lord and Mother Mary,
during my stay in the hospital!
(January 8, 2023)