Broadside 1, Limited,
of print, no longer available
Kara L.C. Jones
This 8.5 x 8.5 broadside is a limited,
numbered, and signed edition of the
poem Holy Ghost by Kara L.C. Jones.
It's design was created by KotaPress
and was offered as a pre-release to
the full length collection Father,
Son, Holy Ghost by Kara L.C. Jones
published in 2001. Get your copy today
while the edition lasts!
of print, with no copies
available for purchase!
Grace ran from me
like a child playing tag
who definitely did not want
to be "it!"
She ran from me
yelling behind her
"Last one in is a rotten egg!!"
She ran from me
screaming, "I want to be
the hider & you be the seeker,
and don't forget to count to a hundred
before you come looking!"
So I closed my eyes
while the anesthesiologist
poked a needle into my spine
saying, "count backwards from 100."
I said, "100, 99, 98, 97, ninety-ssssss…"
And in my cesarean section sleep
I began looking for Grace,
in the cupboards, behind the bed,
up in the attic, under the
old oak in the backyard,
and then I heard the doctor say,
"I've got him," as she pulled
my dead son's body
from my womb.
Grace was nowhere to be found.
Kara L.C. Jones is a Kevin Smith fan,
internationally published guerrilla
poet and bookmaker, mother to a stillborn
son, beginning belly dancer, and a
million other things that will prevent
you from shutting her in a box. And,
yes, this is the same woman who sits
on the Board for The MISS Foundation
and the National Stillbirth Society.
You can contact her through KotaPress
if you are so moved.
Harry "NightHawk" Jones has been a singer, composer, and song writer since
Hector was a pup. You can often find him in various Seattle venues performing
his music live with his poet wife. He also enjoys his work at KotaPress
designing books and creating web sites--if you like what you see here,
then you like his work. He and his wife started KotaPress in memory of
their son Dakota.