a hospice erasure
from Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience – Barbara Karnes
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"1. Giving away belongings and
making funeral plans."
love in an
"3. Vision-like experiences."
The eye se-
e "Yes, these
to let go
"5. Unusual communication with or
withdrawing from others."
"6. They say goodbye."
CONNOR L. SIMONS is a queer poet and translator based in the Twin Cities. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he worked as Poetry Editor for the Great River Review. His work has most recently appeared in the Colorado Review, Bookends Review, Poetry Northwest, and is forthcoming in the Brooklyn Review, Bennington Review, and Breakwater Review. He was recently named an Artist in Residence for Summer 2021 at the Anderson Art Center in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Header art: "Evening Snow" by Derrick Breidenthal.