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.