Valentine’s Day Massacre Presents: Martin Willitts Jr

Love continues to prevail with our first themed poem of the day from Martin. The score is now 4-1 with love leading comfortably.

 

Not Exactly Sleight-Of-Hand

Sometimes, I trace the blue vein
to your breasts
to find
the dark sleeping man
nobody disturbs

when I do,
sparks emit from your body
like from two crossed unlike wires

it causes the edges of snow
in solitude
beyond corruptible light

 
*
 

Disappearing weightlessly
into tree bark
was the easiest thing
I had ever done.

Turning into rice paper
for plum ink
was more challenging

 

Photography © Allison Goldin
Photography © Allison Goldin

 

Martin Willitts Jr is a retired Librarian living in Syracuse, New York. He currently evaluates Prior Learning Evaluations for SUNY Empire State College. He is a visual artist of Victorian and Chinese paper cutouts. He was nominated for 6 Pushcart and 6 Best of the Net awards.

Allison Goldin is an artist living in Cambridge. Her work is a collection of spontaneous drawings from the imagination. The most common link throughout her art are the semi-recognizable creatures scattered amongst and bringing together the surrounding doodles. She is currently studying Illustration at The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

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