Molecules

Martin Willitts Jr.

Light is not lush, or mute,

not even a combination of ghosts

rising from carpet

as a funnel of dust motes,

visible, exposed.

They have always been there;

we’re just finally noticing them.


This imperfect world consists of molecules,

even this ink on this paper.


Martin Willitts Jr has over 20 chapbooks including the winner of the Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Award, The Wire Fence Holding Back the World (Flowstone Press), plus 11 full-length collections including How to Be Silent (FutureCycle Press, 2016) and Dylan Thomas and the Writing Shed (FutureCycle Press, 2017).