“Seeking Solace 2ab” © Edward Michael Supranowicz


The night I died

I wake up in the middle of the night
I’m not sure where I am
I hear people screaming
I guess it’s something bad

I get up, but I can’t walk
I can’t move my body
It feels cold
I start screaming,
But hear nothing than my voice
Suddenly something happens,
Not sure what it was
I’m able to walk again
And I feel lighter than before

In the distance, I see my mom crying
I don’t know what it’s going on
I walk towards her, but she doesn’t see me
I start shouting, but she doesn’t hear me
I touch her hand, but she doesn’t feel it
She starts walking away
And I feel afraid
Please don’t go! I say,
And she vanishes into the air

I start thinking what the hell?
Maybe this is a dream and I need to wake up
I close my eyes and start seeing a light
It feels so warm, so loving
That makes me really calm
I open my eyes again
And all I see is this light
I start walking and walking towards it
Until I reach it and we become one
Then there’s only light
I forget everything else
Even who I was.


Natalia Arriaza is a 30 years old EFL teacher and an energy healer from Chile. Her mission is to help others to shift their consciousness and embrace their true self.

Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is A Jar, The Phoenix, and The Harvard Advocate. Edward is also a published poet who has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times