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Cameron Morse

Floral Pattern

Pattern of pink

flowers on the hem


of the dress my

daughter slept in—



a patter of pink

petals below


brother’s hand-

me-down hoodie—


her light hair

hooded in darkness,



her floral hymn

a dream of autumn rain


outright is singing.




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 and 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.   

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