“From Birth to Bone” is from Sarah K. Lenz’s forthcoming essay collection, What Will Outlast Me? (Unsolicited Press 2023). Her nonfiction has appeared in Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, New Letters, The Fourth River, Pen Dust Radio, and elsewhere. Her work has been named Notable in Best American Essays three times. She’s the founder of Writers’ Studio Corpus Christi, and she writes Spirit: Notes for the Creative Contemplative.