Excerpt from KotaPress Poetry Anthology Volume 3, 2003
Along the South Fork
Scales of fish can be seen in angles
of diffraction as you talk
of your mother’s breast and your wish
to suckle from her the malignancy;
among these cedars that rest scorched
and fallen now, I can only think:
all this time we’ve been standing on ash.
David Morgan is a student of English at the university in San Luis Obispo,
California. He grew up along the American River outside Sacramento, until
his family moved to an island in the Puget Sound of the Pacific Northwest.
David began writing upon his return to California.