Sunday, April 16, 2017

An Easter Egg in A Dog-Eared Notebook


Do you remember when
Easter weekends were
Four day getaways
with a half day headstart?

Aching souls
longing for the sun
and a respite
from never-ending winters

Out on the road
armed with pistachios
and an idea
journeys without maps

New England
Inns and out
in Vermont
and New Hampshire

South Carolina
barren beaches
dinner in Old Town
since burned to the ground

Never quite
getting there
Never quite
escaping.


— Mark Butkus