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a hospice erasure

Connor Simons

from Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience – Barbara Karnes

"1. Giving away belongings and making fu
_2. Withdrawal._
_3. Vision-like experiences._
_4. Restlessness._
_5. Unusual communication with or withdr
_6. They say goodbye._

[Accessibility Text for Screen Readers. Line breaks are preserved.]

 

"1. Giving away belongings and

making funeral plans."

pain c-

ow-

s

a person

love in an

arc

"2. Withdrawal."

The

cost

is g-

reat

Know

This

"3. Vision-like experiences."

The eye se-

es

a

c-

ol-

D

f-

lam-

e "Yes, these

things happen".

"4. Restlessness."

i

need

s-

t-

or-

ie-

s music

to let go

"5. Unusual communication with or

withdrawing from others."

love

be-

coMe-

s a

fr-

a-

il

yelp

"6. They say goodbye."

oh

Swee-

t lor-

d l-

et her

go

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.