Carol Perenchio

Carol Perenchio lives in rural Eureka Springs with her husband Marty. A copperhead snake bit her finger as she was weeding carrots in their garden. A severe reaction prompted transport to an ICU, followed by hand surgery to remove necrosis and restore the tendons. This poem’s account captures her encounter with the copperhead.Dr. Perenchio returned afterwards to her job as a family practice nurse practitioner. She can still tie knots to suture wounds and can still weave cloth on her 3 floor looms.