MARTIN WILLITTS JR.

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POETRY

Sensing in the Darkness

the hush-silence before dawn
when snow muffles this world
a part of an awakening
to experience what is happening

gentle flakes
free-falling in slowness

light is powderpuff blue

silence is ripped so we might hear
what we need to hear

crackling passages of light

the awareness of birds
stirring the unseen.

Martin Willitts Jr has 24 chapbooks including the winner of the Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Award, The Wire Fence Holding Back the World (Flowstone Press, 2017), plus 11 full-length collections including The Uncertain Lover (Dos Madres Press, 2018)  and Coming Home Celebration (FutureCycle Press, 2019). He is an editor for The Comstock Review.

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