“My Near-Death Experience”

“My Near-Death Experience”

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My Near-Death Experience

“If I loved you,

 being this close would kill me.”

Dorianne Laux

As near-death experiences go,

it was one of the best.

What more is there to tell?

How to explain then the wandering

alone in the Underworld, knowing

he would not be back for me.

How they came from every circle,

spirits out of the shadows,

all of us there, even there,

drawn to the music.

About the Author

Kathleen Holliday

Kathleen Holliday lives on an island in the Salish Sea. Her poems have appeared in The Bellingham Review, The Blue Nib Literary Magazine, Cathexis Northwest Press, New Ohio Review, Nimrod International Journal, Poet Lore, Poetry Super Highway, SHARK REEF, The Write Launch and other journals. She is a graduate of Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN. Her chapbooks, Putting My Ash on the Line, (2020), and Boatman, Pass By (2023), were published by Finishing Line Press.

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