of rain, then the birds again
pirouette all spring long.
awash in whirligigs,
the mindless and innumerable
attempts to be
again, even if only for a moment
or terminally, a tree, even the last tree,
standing at the edge
of galaxies, twisted roots
rearing out into the starry void.
Cameron Morse taught and studied in China. He is currently an MFA candidate at UMKC and lives with his wife, Lili, in Blue Springs, Missouri. His work has been or will be published in I-70 Review, TYPO, Otis Nebula, Sleet, Steam Ticket, Referential Magazine, Rufous Review, Small Print Magazine, Two Hawks Quarterly
, and First Class Literary Magazine