I was bound, though I have not bound.
I was not recognized.
But I have recognized
that the All is being dissolved,
both the earthly and the heavenly.
—The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
“So how are you feeling?” Dr. Shapiro’s pencil hovers over the CDC risk evaluation form clamped to her clipboard.
“Pretty good.” When I talk, I make sure my tongue stays tucked out of sight. I smile at her in a way that I…