The Prayer (02.14.2018)

‘We have an answer, and it isn’t the one we had hoped for,” the doctor looked at us with a professional demeanor.

In his cramped office, he had moved his chair around to the other side of his desk, so he could sit close to Ana and me. I registered that this wasn’t a good sign.

He laid out several printouts of the colonoscopy report on his desk, flattened each, and then traced the jagged lines of…