March 4, 2017

This One Blush of a Moment by Martin Willitts Jr.

we are crunching dry pine needles
in the contour of land
wind glittering with light rain
tinking among the Douglas firs

we stumble on an uneven path

a banner of black-cap chickadees 
chase from maple branch to branch
like there is no tomorrow

often there is no certainty 
there will be tomorrow

right now
it is just this very good morning
surging wind ushering in fall

this one blushed moment
is what we need

Martin Willitts Jr is a retired Librarian living in Syracuse, NY. His poems have appeared in Blue Fifth Review, Inflecionist Review, Nine Mile Magazine, Comstock Review, and others.  He is the winner of 2013 Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest; 2014 Broadsided award; 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Award; and, Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2015, Editor’s Choice. 

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