Deathbed Wisdom

The shadow of her arm falls long across the wall.
Once, she’d climbed a bald cypress in summer wearing an ivory shift.
Once, she’d kissed a stranger in a rainstorm who tasted of bourbon and sea spray.
The electric impulse of her stutters, fails.
Her body sighs.
The recording machines, always bright, always humming,
continue their work until they’re switched off by well-trained hands.



Brendan McEntee was born at a young age in Queens, NY. He achieved his Master of Arts in English from Hofstra University. His first collection of poetry Servicing Nostalgia was published in 2019.