What Condition Is Your Condition In?


What are the possible causes
of my symptoms or condition. What tests do you recommend
for the heartache of loving both those boys later
on–in different years, for different years–
for thinking you’d loved with a love that was more
than any love anybody had ever loved, for knowing
now, thirty-five years later, maybe you were not

Leah Nielsen’s poems at Luna Luna are an intermeshing of medical text with medical lived experience, exploring how the two can talk across each other without really connecting. A familiar experience for anyone who has dealt with a difficult disease and unhelpful doctors.

Tamara Matthews is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor. Visit tamaramatthews.com or find her on Twitter: @writingtoatee. More from this author →