Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Linda Back McKay is an independent advertising and marketing director. She is widely published. Linda Back McKay is also a long time volunteer and producer for KFAI radio in Minneapolis. Here she recites her poem “Heron.” The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.