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From: Cream City Review
Volume 37, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2013-2014
pp. 31-32 | 10.1353/ccr.2013.0065

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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 worsened
for worry. In the blurry
              tube arcs
the ray

              in its literal, invisible

halo. Always a
              hallowing, to know

couldn’t halve
              abstraction from the concrete
for the Chinese

              as each discarnate
              in hanzai, materialized

in symbol—

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


for me inside
              of me, though the oncologist
circles the sentinel


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

how the body fates itself

              by how (open it up)

and what (look at all)

        it divides. (the people.)

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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