March 6, 2013

Things Pass Away by Martin Willitts Jr.

Things Pass Away
Yu Xuanji, Taoist poet-teacher, was executed based on false charges of murdering her maid

the world is wildflowers
boat painted from water-washes
our needs allow us to believe

details of moonlight
and eating it
as wild mushrooms

like a hidden path,
like tumbling piles of books
wind carries in its chest

words are calligraphy
dandelion puffs
from the empty boat of my body

a world of belief
where the hidden path
is finally revealed.

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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