Labor Day

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Green morning
rinsing the canister

of our dusty vacuum
cleaner I am

footprints in water

forgotten or—

forgetting something

It’s Labor Day.

Lili sweeps out the drive
way while I walk

our sunlit children
shadowed by mosquitoes.

Emptied canister. Forgotten

Green morning
rinses through me.

By Cameron Morse

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.