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Lisa Wiley
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Editor’s Note:Lisa Wiley wrote “Density D” after receiving the results of her annual mammogram last summer. She is an English professor at Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York.

Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.

Chest. 2016;149(6):1571. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2015.10.010
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    You have extremely dense breasts.
    Snow-capped peaks in a furious blizzard

    on display in this dimly-lit room.
    Flurry of connective tissue appears

    like a whiteout on the Buffalo thruway.
    How I dread driving in zero visibility

    when a semi can easily jackknife,
    send us on an unknown detour.

    Who could find a snow owl in these squalls?
    Every soft feather concealed.

    It looks normal, but I can’t see anything.
    Next time get an ultrasound or 3D image.

    Gripping the steering wheel tighter,
    I hope for blind luck.




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