3:36 a.m. Lili shakes my leg

            ice rain crinkles like cellophane
            against the window
            or the window could be the crinkling
            of a sheet of cellophane

Lying awake I re-bone high school
chemistry on YouTube

            rehash old debate cases
            failed conquests


It’s New Year’s

I decide I’m too old for the dark
French Roast

make me Comfort Coffee


Angling feet into a rattle
of chain between

I sprain my ankle


Wild blueberries beard
my little children

both too scared to sled with me


Me: you lie down in clean snow and flap
your arms like this

            Theo: you fall down
            there’s no angel like that


The angel maker
in Hannibal (2013)

            lifts flaps
            of skin

into wings because of his
brain tumor sees

smoldering faces
            double vision

            killer brain
Two patients in a pod

            mine says SIEMENS

Cameron Morse is Senior Reviews editor at Harbor Review, a poetry editor at Harbor Editions, and the author of six collections of poetry. His first, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press’s 2018 Best Book Award. His latest is Far Other (Woodley Press, 2020). He holds an MFA from the University of Kansas City—Missouri and lives in Independence, Missouri, with his wife Lili and two children. For more information, check out his Facebook page or website.

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