Calling All Angels


“Self-portrait,” by kat kosiancic, 1993. Of all of her paintings, this was her favourite.

to my dad

who had to endure not one

but two cancer episodes with my mom 

she overcame the first bout

but the second was terminal 

dad was by her side the whole time 

that was when i finally

understood their love

thank you dad

for being a good father


to my mom

thank you for showing me how you

can heal and overcome a disease

with your mind and body

thank you for showing me your courage

and dignity when the disease wins

and thank you for

watching over me in life

and on the other side

thank you both

for life and everything


and dad,

sorry you have to

go thru this again


© 2018 Estate of Kat Kosiancic