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a technique for imaging a section of a solid object, i.e. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan

Mundane most              pain but worsenedfor worry. In the blurry              tube arcsthe ray

              in its literal, invisible

halo. Always a              hallowing, to know

Early              missionariescouldn’t halve              abstraction from the concretefor the Chinese

              as each discarnatedwelled              in hanzai, materialized

in symbol—              here

my body’s              remade, pixelby grayscale              pixel, and still,nothing more


for me inside              of me, though the oncologistcircles the sentinel

              node [End Page 31]

and offers his fists              to illustrate (here’s thechurch, here’s the

              steeple)how the body fates itself

              by how (open it up)

and what (look at all)

        it divides. (the people.) [End Page 32]

Emilia Phillips

Emilia Phillips is the author of Signaletics (University of Akron Press, 2013) and two chapbooks. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, U.S. Poets in Mexico, and Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry appears in AGNI, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She serves as the prose editor of 32 Poems, on staff of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and as the 2013–2014 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.



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