Cameron Morse


The house is asleep
in its dark glasses.

Sky swims in 
the closed lids, its lenses. 

Sky drowns itself 
in dreams 

of the house. If only 
I could heal 

myself in silence.
In the basement, 

a cricket grinds away 
at its rusty box 

of music. Only I am 
aware of its existence. 

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.