The sparkle of new snow stops
by mid morning. Sun
frowns, and the crystals that snatched
the light collapse into themselves.
In my dream I'm back in the debate
league with Zeuben, my best friend
from childhood. I have a sentimental
attachment to my old email account,
but the spambots have long since
discovered my secret garden. Alexey,
who taught me about the sparkle,
considers my fortune now
from Moscow, my not-so-lucky numbers.
Zeuben and I are psyched
about the tournament. The children we were
are no match for our genius.
Cameron Morse is Senior Reviews editor at Harbor Review and the author of eight collections of poetry. His first collection, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press’s 2018 Best Book Award. His latest is The Thing Is (Briar Creek Press, 2021). He holds an MFA from the University of Kansas City-Missouri and lives in Independence, Missouri, with his wife Lili and (soon, three) children. For more information, check out his Facebook page or website.