BRETT FOSTER is the author of two poetry collections, The Garbage Eater (Triquarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2011) and Fall Run Road, which was awarded Finishing Line Press’s 2012 Open Chapbook Prize. A third collection, Extravagant Rescues, is forthcoming. His writing has appeared in Books and Culture, Boston Review, Hudson Review, IMAGE, Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, Raritan, Southwest Review, and Yale Review. He teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature at Wheaton College. The poem featured here is from a new poetry project in which the author attempts to navigate his own season of sickness.