Poetry by Laura Kauffman and watercolor painting by Emily McQueen.

 

Poem:  "It Is Well," from Carolina Clay

 

When peace like a river attendeth my way

in hospice beds with potent meds

and the babbling sound of the IV drip

 

When sorrows like sea billows roll

in teeth ground to shards that chink

on the shores of words that cannot be said

 

Whatever my lot

even decades of loss as the memories

ride on the tides, gone away

 

Thou hast taught me to say

with a fire in the soul that blazed out of control

even when breakers thundered and rolled

 

It is well with my soul.

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