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Table of Contents

Administering My Dog’s Cancer Therapy, I Think about My Sons • The Meadow and the Distant Calling • When My Mother Finds a Lump in Her Breast • “Mom’s Surgery Instructions” • Turning the Line • Nocturne • Initiation • Reading Miller’s Essay “On Tragedy and the Common Man” with My Teenage Son the Night before Receiving the Radiologist’s Report • Taking My Time • What Lies Between • Fork • By the Sound of It • The Present, Tense • We Set Sail for the Margins • Since You Insist • Even at Their Best, Doctors Only Guess • For Your Amusement • Resonant Images • The Solution • Small Knots • My Mother’s Breasts • Incidental • Match • Tear • My Mother’s Hats • Surgical Precision • The Boundaries of the Body • The Body at a Loss • The Body as the Object of Affection • At First • In the Cabin-Dark Bedroom • This • The Fly Implores You to Attend to Your Life • Aubade • Wake, Butterfly, It’s Late • Epiphany in the Shower • False / Alarm • Tiny Baby Cancer, • Marion & My Mother • An Inconvenient Year • Patient Survey • Where It Begins • Acknowledgments

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