Pregnancy Test

Cameron Morse taught and studied in China. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014, he is currently a third-year MFA candidate at UMKC and lives with his wife, Lili, in Blue Springs, Missouri. His poems have been or will be published in over 50 different magazines, including New Letters, pamplemousse, Fourth & Sycamore and TYPO. His first collection, Fall Risk, is forthcoming from Glass Lyre Press.

Pregnancy Test

Ever since urine contrailed
two evaporation lines,
and the lighter of them
materialized, a lighter horizon
undergirding the dark,
and the strip, out of blank
white space, delineated the pink
band of your arrival, how can I
return to work or think
any other thought than you?
I see you in the geometry
of my life, your line
a tick, a mark. Christ
child, I see your coming.
I dreamt of it, dreamt I dug
you, blue baby blue
out of a snowbank, scooped
snow out of your frostbitten ear,
scattered foxes into the dark.

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