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




for a hand-held


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




of a new