Friday, March 18, 2016

Barra de Navidad

Cometas en el cielo,
Lluvias de estrellas,
Lunas preciosas y hasta rojas.
Huracanes devastadores
Al fin y a cabo esto es vida,
Esto es el mundo.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Dirty Sixth on Friday Night

photo © Mark Butkus 2015
It's all about the music at SXSW.
"I got no rock and roll lemon baby
Just got a nine to five lime
That will rim your glass
On Friday night"
            — Random lyric on the Dirty Sixth

Monday, March 14, 2016

Charles Bane Jr.'s The Chapbook — You

photo © Mark Butkus 2012

I came upon you when I was a child
and kept the memory close,
through every feverish year.

My hair was silk from corn; yours,
black as the birds upon the snow
I fed the winter long.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Maelstrom of Infatuation

photo © Mark Butkus 2008
A portrait of infatuation.

She's very intriguing.
Perfectly sculpted.
A semi smirk always resides.
Her lips share the same hue as the freshest of roses.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

How Fast They Grow

photo © Mark Butkus 2008
Of children and the parents they become.

There are things I've learned along the way
That I will share with you

You'll find the strength of your tomorrows
Are in your yesterdays

In playing silly childhood games
and being taught outside of school