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This poem is taken from PN Review 89, Volume 19 Number 3, January - February 1993.

Ten Months Later Brian Cox


But
     second operations
          sometimes fail.
When friends wish me luck,
    I'm miffed;
             I trust
success depends on art,
     not chance.
          I favour
Michael's wit -
     hard times enriched
           by farce:
"this poem could be
     your first
           in braille."

This time the anaesthetic
...


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