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NOTE: The Healing Garden, Mayo Clinic, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Thank you to the thoracic surgeons, the surgical team, and the entire medical staff at the Mayo Clinic, Luther Campus, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. My husband’s CABG was performed on September 4, 2020. Bruce is progressing well in his recovery. This was a shock to us, an unexpected development, for he is a healthy person (ah, genetics). I hold the deepest gratitude for our health-care professionals. They are the angels, the heroes, the bright spots, and the gift-givers. Prime Movers indeed.

PHOTO: The author’s husband at the Mayo Clinic, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeannie E. Roberts has authored four poetry collections,  including The Wingspan of Things (Dancing Girl Press, 2017), Romp and Ceremony (Finishing Line Press, 2017), Beyond Bulrush (Lit Fest Press, 2015), and Nature of it All (Finishing Line Press, 2013). In 2019, her second children’s book, Rhyme the Roost! A Collection of Poems and Paintings for Children, was released by Daffydowndilly Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books, Inc. She is also the author and illustrator of Let’s Make Faces! (author-published, 2009). An award-winning poet, she is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and is poetry reader and editor of the online literary magazine Halfway Down the StairsWhen she’s not reading, writing, or editing, you can find her drawing and painting, or outdoors photographing her natural surroundings.