Bruce Morton divides his time between Montana and Arizona.

His poems have appeared in a variety of venues, most recently Grey Sparrow Journal, Ibbetson Street, The BeZine, and Muddy River Poetry Review.

He was formerly a librarian at Montana State University.


It is the most
Clichéd of organs
With its precious pipes.

The pulse of life
Sometimes streams
To an eccentric beat.

Its quotidian rhythm
May on occasion deviate,
Beating all expectation.

Its course may be strong
But the vessel fragile,
Prone to be broken.

But we must take heart,
To not so casually depart
From that we start.

At the heart of it
Is the simple truth of it.
Gotta have heart.