Tipton Poetry Journal
Knowing the Answers Martin Willitts Jr. Cows lowing in narrow stalls moving shoulders remembering repetition and anticipation the bead of last night’s rain suddering on the eve holding the reflection of moon or memory; it’s hard to tell which. The world is no longer creeping around giving and taking sleep. We untie problems like shoelaces, one knot at a time. The cows know we are coming before we arrive providing resolutions. It is we, who do not know we always had the solutions all along. Martin Willitts Jr. is the winner of the 2014 Broadsided award; winner of the 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Contest; Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2015, Editor’s Choice. He has 8 full-length collections and over 20 chapbooks of poetry. His forthcoming books include How to Be Silent (FutureCycle Press), God Is Not Amused With What You Are Doing In Her Name (Aldrich Press), and Dylan Thomas and the Writer’s Shed (FutureCycle Press). Martin lives in Syracuse, New York.