January 31, 2013

Lengthening Days by Martin Willitts Jr.


Lengthening Days
     Precognition – it is the psychic ability of "knowing the future".
 
The lengthening days are walking-hunger —
the kind with no borders, no kindness,
the ones with no sweet tasting streams,
 
unbinding days like braids, wings
wobbling in headwinds to get somewhere —
where healing begins — but not here,
 
not where judgment has a reserved seat,
not where people have forgotten to dance
a trailing of geese — not here, not here —
 
forgotten is an older dialog of balance,
of peacemaking — lost — there are no songs
of thanks-giving, only penalties accessed,
 
unanswered prayers quickly denied
accused of being false, not waiting
for a second opinion — impulsive —
 
climbing over the high ridge, on looseness,
to see the white spruce valley extend
to a river blending with sky —
 
the flatness forever — no villages,
no person to interrupt the greenness, only
the hidden where songs are.



Martin Willitts Jr retired as a Senior Librarian and is living in Syracuse, New York. He is currently a volunteer literacy tutor, and editor of Willet Press. He is a visual artist of Victorian and Chinese paper cutouts. He was nominated for 5Pushcart and 3 Best Of The Net awards. His forthcoming  poetry books include  Waiting For The Day To Open Its Wings” (UNBOUND Content, 2013),  Art Is the Impression of an Artist” (Edgar and Lenore's Publishing House, 2013), “City Of Tents” (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2013), “A Is For Aorta” (Seven Circles Press, e-book, February 2013), and “Swimming In the Ladle of Stars” (Kattywompus Press, 2013).
 

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