Martin Willitts Jr




snow on the pine
is shaking loose found words

wolves flicker between the timberlines

there is no sound for miles
except where an icicle melts
never completely releasing

listen for that stilled voice
speaking within us
break off like geese

when we finally reach our destination
we will dissemble into rain





Martin W

Martin Willitts Jr has 20 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 Three Ages of Women (Deerbrook Editions, 2017). He is judge for the New York State Fair Poetry Contest.