by Martin Willitts Jr
In April, a stream is swollen by snow melt.
Every year the river surges,
greedy for another day, another discovery.
I am running out of time.
I want to slow down to a certain stillness.
But water lunges as it speeds up, time shortens.
Someday, I will be taken to that better place.
Martin Willitts Jr is a retired Librarian. He has over 20 chapbooks and over 10 full-length collections. His forthcoming full-lengths include The Uncertain Lover (Dos Madras Press) and The News From the Slow Country (Aldrich Press).