Monday, August 10, 2015

Take Two: A Poem by Denise Chatelain


this loneliness
this lack of trust
belief in separation
has created this
allowance of abuse

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Hobo Poet — Is He? or Isn't He?

photo © Mark Butkus 2015
Hobo Museum in Britt, Iowa.

Sometimes a hobo writes a verse
oft' times he makes it rhyme,
In boxcar jargon poetry
He spends his precious time.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In My Skin

photo © Mark Butkus 2015
How many masks do we wear on stage? How many in life?

It began with a pair of ice skates
Then a stroll outdoors
Before looking on in horror
Whilst holding a cup of joe