Hospice Bed Conversations

Hospice Bed Conversations

by Alan Harris


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635342451
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 06/30/2017
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Alan Harris is the poet in the hospice ward, unapologetically crafting prosy lyric lines, singing slices of life and death, channeling voices soon to be silenced. Harris has served his community in many ways-as an Easter Seal delegate, American Cancer Society Board member, Easter Seal Volunteer of the Year and most recently the 2016 Sparrow Health Systems Home Hospice Volunteer of the Year. He is a Tuesday Story Writer, volunteering to help hospice patients write memoirs, letters, and poetry. Harris received the 2012 Stephen H. Tudor Award in creative writing from Wayne State University as well as the 2014 John Clare Poetry Prize and the 2015 Tompkins Poetry Award.

Table of Contents

Go gentle 1

Self Help 2

Pearls 3

Black Smocks 4

Not Today 5

Hospital Bed 6

Dead Man’s Hat 7

Waiting for something to happen 8

Corners and Curves 9

The Whisper 10

If Stephen King Wrote Poetry 11

They’re talking about me 12

Hospice House 13

Broken Promise 14

Shed 15

Body Language 16

Waiting Room 17

Bird’s-Eye View 18

Man in the Moon 19

Burn 20

Amenable 21

Honoring the Non-Resuscitated 22

PICC-line 23

The Hard Questions 24

Magnolia Room 25

Memory Stick 26

On the Run 27

Lost Balance 28

The Gift of Young Visitors 29

Curiosity 30

In Between Colonoscopies 31

Spirituality 32

Life in the Past Lane 33

I didn’t see this coming 34

Noli timera 35

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