Martin Willitts Jr – 1 poem 

Cat’s Ears (Calochortus elegans)

or, Elegant Mariposa Lily


 

a diminutive plant with slender, bent

stems and a few sparse white flowers

in a branched cluster

shorter than the single grass-like leaf

resembling a cat’s ears

 

I scratch my field notes

curiosity has caught my tongue

the mousy-day is held by its tail

in my teeth

ears twitching

satisfied



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Martin Willitts Jr has poems in The Galway Review, Lampeter Review, Comstock Review, Kentucky Review, and numerous other magazines. He has over 20 chapbooks, plus 11 full-length collections including “How to Be Silent” (FutureCycle Press, 2017). He won the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Poetry Award.

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