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Martin Willitts Jr.
The Absence of a Lake
Clairaudience: ability to hear what is “inaudible”.
In a ripple of air, it remembers
a song after hibernation.
When the choir director lowers
her blue heron wings,
it is time for the chorus to end,
time for closing hymnals
and passages of praise, gather outside
in the cathedral of spruce,
cedar, tamarack, and balsawood,
debate the inner meaning of meaning,
become silent stone
centering into an undulation.
What have you not heard today?
Martin Willitts Jr.’s 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, 2013), Swimming In the Ladle of Stars (Kattywompus Press, 2013), Late All Night Sessions with Charlie “the Bird” Parker and the Members of Birdland, in Take-Three (A Kind Of a Hurricane Press, ebook, 2013), and he is the winner of the inaugural Wild Earth Poetry Contest for his full length collection “Searching For What Is Not There” (Hiraeth Press, 2013).