Scott Waters

Scott Waters is a poet and songwriter living in Oakland, California, with his wife and son.  He graduated with an M.A. from the San Francisco State creative writing program, and has published previously in The Santa Clara Review, The Pangolin Review, Amethyst, Ink in Thirds, A New Ulster, and NatureWriting.

The Price

 

 

In the grey-beige

exam room

 

the sonographer

rubs the cold gel

on your

slightly enlarged

belly

 

reaches

for a hand-held

device

that reminds me

of a price checker

 

moves it across

the gelled area

of your

pink skin

 

“Ah, there it is”

 

she points

to a monitor

and we see

a tiny

flashing light

 

“What is it?”

I mumble

 

or it sounds

like a mumble

above the screaming

in my ears

 

and she

calmly explains

about the

opening and

closing

 

 

of a new

heart.