Separation and Pulling Together and Separating

Martin Willitts Jr.

the body remembers what the mind forgets

withdraws from the world by inches

escalating exponentially

wingspans of rainfall

the body recalls weeping

the urgent calls for more

blackouts more violet

body momentarily vanishing

someone inside

a mouth is dangerous

hands more so

as they fling abandonment

the mind subtracts stones



mind and body pass through elements


still attached



indecisive which is best

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).