INTIMA SPRING 2017 | POETRY
A Vacancy of Wings | Samantha Barrow
The realization of loss comes at unexpected moments.
All The Girls Were There, and Gorgeous | Carlene Kucharczyk
A granddaughter listens to the clues of a life well-lived by her grandmother before the onset of Alzheimer's.
Carnival of Rust: Haiku Sequence | Lala Tanmoy Das
Lung cancer quietly devastates.
Coming Back North | Bruce Jennings
Illness can take people in different directions — until they find their way back home.
Exchange | Wendy French
A glimpse into a quiet world.
Glioblastoma | Carrie Gilman
What is seen by those afflicted isn't easily discussed or understood by others.
Heart Transplant | Schneider Rancy
In the space between illness and wellness, the body still yearns to be acknowledged.
Hospital Baby | Anne Merritt
A single precious moment in time can reveal multitudes.
Ictus | Ogundare Tope
The road back from a trauma can begin by taking the smallest of steps.
In The Shadow of Wings | Megan Maier
Trying not to listen to what you cannot hear.
Leap Day | Carolyn Oliver
Goodbye over Facetime. Call ended.
Not Every Homemade Thing | Katherine Seluja
Inviting Parkinsons over for dinner.
Ocean Bloom Across The Operating Table | Shabnam Shehan
A physician, a parent, and a shared grief.
Ode to Melatonin | Jen Karetnick
Shakespeare frames dreamless sleep of a Parkinson's patient.
Osteosarcoma | Sarah Shirley
Tangible loss cloaked with piercing love: Bravery once removed.
Palliation | Sarah Shirley
A reflection of a lifetime, literally. The slightest minutiae of life grows in stature as one's own comes to a close.
Vestibular | Bekka DePew
Love catches you when you fall down.
Wernicke-Korsakoff | Sarah Shirley
Teasing out the person from the illness. Kübler-Ross transitions at its best.
Why I Changed My Ringtone | Charlotte Jones
A compelling way to say goodbye.