Martin Willitts Jr
My forthcoming poetry books include “Dylan Thomas and the Writer’s Shed” (FutureCycle Press, 2017), “Nasturtiums in Snow Understand Green Is Coming” (Foothills Press, 2017), “Three Ages of Women” (Deerbrook Editions, 2017), “Martin Willitts Jr Greatest Hits” (Kattywompus Press), and Turtle Island Editor’s Choice Award for his chapbook, “The Wire Fence Holding Back the World” (Flowstone Press).
I looked over and saw the Other
and the Other did not look like me,
did not sound like me.
There was no comfort in that thought.
A maelstrom of faces appeared
all speaking a confluence of languages.
If I should not change the Other
and the Other should not change me,
then why am I disturbed?
©2016 Martin Willitts Jr
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