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Volume 19


The Other Side - Spring 2018


Verse

Cameron Morse

Written by
Cameron Morse

Cameron Morse taught and studied in China. Diagnosed with a glioblastoma in 2014, he is currently a third-year MFA candidate at the University of Missouri—Kansas City and lives with his wife Lili and newborn son Theodore in Blue Springs, Missouri. His poems have been or will be published in over 100 different magazines, including New Letters, Bridge Eight, South Dakota Review, I-70 Review and TYPO. His first collection, Fall Risk, is available from Glass Lyre Press (click to visit website).

        
      
       
            
              

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I sit in the sanctuary of shade
and stirring leaves. Down the street
an elderly man cleaves
to his handrail like a child
taking his first step into the deep
end. His wife’s caretaker carts
her to the curb ahead of him
and starts the engine. A yellow leaf
falls out of the crab apple tree
into the green lap of my thirtieth
year. He pushes the empty chair
back up the walk to the stoop
and leaves it there. Its chrome armrests
catch the sun, constellating
cold points of light.

 

 

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