Martin Willitts Jr

In Issue 9 on February 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Being in the Presence is more than the here and now.
It is being in the totality of silence
hearing that secret personal message
reaching from the mind to toes, a current of Love,
shaking loose darkness
into pure Light,
feeling lighter — a shuffling of belief.
It is then, and only then, you’re transformed
into a cloud of welcoming birds.

Presence is stepping across flat rocks across a violent stream.

There is a certain kind of entrance
from this world into the next,
no one can practice.
The Spaciousness of the Presence is never understood;
but can be felt,
if your heart is a sheet of paper with the Spirit’s writing.

It is within the context of an empty field,
many things can be seen
and finally be unwritten.

Which will you be?


“I dwell in possibility …” — Emily Dickinson


Where are you? Why do you deny what you see?
Can’t you see the invisible right in front of you?

If life was any more transparent, you’d trip over it.

My clothes closet is full of peacock feathers of words
and the smell of orchids is in the air when you enter.

What gate closes behind you that you cannot hear?
Where is Light going as it leaves my palms?

Opportunity is more than chance.


Martin Willitts Jr has been a regular in Numinous. His most recent chapbooks include “Why Women Are A Ribbon Around A Bomb” (Last Automat, 2011), “Protest, Petition, Write, Speak: Matilda Joslyn Gage Poems” (Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, 2011), “Secrets No One Wants To Talk About” (Dos Madres Press, 2011), How To Find Peace” (Kattywumpus Press, 2012), “Playing The Pauses In The Absence Of Stars” (Main Street Rag, 2012), “No Special Favors” (Green Fuse Press, 2012).

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