the weight of life is trembling down the night
shaking curtains made out of rocks
a blink will un-do this world
fumbling with the way-it-used-to-be
overhead near-perfect rain breaks the heat
it is quiet without you
rain is writing this down
Martin Willitts Jr has twenty-four chapbooks including the winner of the Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Award, The Wire Fence Holding Back the World (Flowstone Press, 2017), plus 16 full-length collections, The Uncertain Lover and Coming Home Celebration. Forthcoming books include Harvest Time (Deerbrook Press) and the Blue Light Award winner The Temporary World. He is an editor for Comstock Review.
Painting by Jenn Zed.