“The Magi” by Cameron Morse

Wisteria drapes green 

bean-knuckled 

fingers over my forehead, 

the anointing oil of rain 

dripping. Robin 

poised upon the weathered, 

mossy timber spine 

of the swing set. I turn over 

in my mind the scalped 

baseball, the flop of its hack

job lawnmower blade 

incision, the split red stitches.

A hummingbird zips 

cirrocumulus popcorn strung

and strewn above


Cameron Morse lives with his wife Lili and two children in Blue Springs, Missouri. His first collection, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press’s 2018 Best Book Award. His latest is Baldy (Spartan Press, 2020). He serves as a poetry editor at Harbor Review.

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