I Brought My Grief to the Exam Room of My Gastroenterologist

My beloved aunt has no gravestone, but I’ve found other places in which to grieve

“It’s time to examine you now.” The nurse stands up and puts her clipboard on the counter next to medical tools. She reaches into a drawer for a pale green “gown.” Holding it out to me, she says, “Take everything off, and be…



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Laura Milligan

Laura Milligan is a teacher and writer. On medium, she often shares personal essays. www.lauramilliganwrites.com