Haibun by Cameron Morse

It wants to slide off my crossed left leg and thud thanks to gravity and the tumor blocking electrical impulses from the brain that tells my leg to stay put, stay still, just stay. How to form a holding pattern and stop further slippage? How to angle against the hill you’re sliding down the downhill? Hold, please hold; stop, please stop. Still, please, still. Stay. Ed screws crosswise into the post, tightening up a loose board. My grip loosens. My ankle twists to the side.

A dead cicada 
on the deck boards
emblem of summer's end

Unleash your poetic senses with Cameron Morse, the prolific author of eight mesmerizing poetry collections, and Senior Reviews Editor at Harbor Review, where he guides literary exploration with insightful expertise.

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