Author: Izraq Jesen

Referred Pain

Issue 12 | Summer 2024 |

    I refer my pain to my mother across our wide geographical divide She unfolds the map of my body, thumbs its hilly terrains, smooths the prairies. The anatomy of a red-ant sting is tight-lipped and radioactive. Visceral afferents kiss the same neurons in the spinal cord that receive nociception from the skin. That …