Poetry/Prose

Body Map Exercise

Location: left ankle

Cause: our favorite tree in Nana’s front yard; childhood bravado and wild imaginings; our cousin’s hard head

Diagnosis: torn tendon and hairline fracture to the left shin; the tree cut down (years later)

Treatment: a one-time, poorly made cast

Follow-up: a lifetime brace; inflamation, aches and pains when it’s cold, when it rains; my cousin’s completely fine, he’s now a physical therapist

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