A Near Death Experience, by Kym Silvasy-Neale

(feature image by Andrew Wyeth)

 

to be human means      what?     not

the body shell until

we are touched   by another’s hand  someone we love  electric shocks of recognition  pulse through skin   reaching  energy within us   deep

penetrating   creating  what it means

to be a human being

every moment a prayer  even if you don’t believe  still

beg

earnest asking  of one more touch

—-a near death experience