Tags » Dying

Samhaintide

Prepare now
for the Samhaintide
make ready
for the delicate dawns
the diaphanous dusks
are upon us.

They will not last long,
these daybreakings
these nightfallings, 241 more words

Poetry

Remaining The Writer of Our Own Story At Life’s End

In Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande draws attention to an issue that most of us try to avoid: how we will live as our health declines. 602 more words

Books

Texas wife discovers letters after husband loses battle with genetic disorder

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV/CNN) – A Texas woman recently lost her husband. But thanks to letters he wrote in his last days, she can still feel his presence. 266 more words

News

What If

What if I were really dying
And none of this was real
Just a dream
Of how it would have been

What if we had never met… 70 more words

Poem

End of the Trail

maybe i was scared
no one would remember me,
forgotten like last autumn’s
fallen leaves, but i’ve been weary.
thinking, it’s okay to leave.

Poetry

"I trust you to choose the right words"

What does one speak into the space of dying?

My friend Ann is dying. Weeks ago, when we could talk, I asked her what she wanted me to do when our visits would no longer be conversations. 184 more words

Poetry

Whiskey Wind

Tired leaves falling,
whiskey wind calling.
Small child wailing,
thinking ’bout bailing.
Take me on a drive.
I’ll make it out alive.
Give me one reason… 37 more words

Literature