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Holy Ghost Broadside
by 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!

Limited edition.

Out of print, with no copies available for purchase!


Holy Ghost

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.

Author Bio
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.

Editor/Designer Bio
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.

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