Thursday, August 24, 2017

Alex Colville


This metaphysics of detail:
each blade of rain;
a wire gate awry; cracks
in joist or trouser leg or face;
a ruler, interrupted
by a gun.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Don't Try — Remembering Charles Bukowski in San Pedro

Remembering Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) on his birthday.

I learned more about the history
Than I did about the poetry
I know more about San Pedro
And those who were his neighbors

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Apostles' Creed

photo © Mark Butkus 2017
Prayer card of the Apostles' Creed in California mission.

I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary;
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Collected Works

photo © Mark Butkus 2015
Horseshoe Bend, one of the many twists and turns of a summer's journey.

Collected works
Of a poem from a Motel 6
In Yuma Arizona
One written in my hand
The other on an electronic piece of glass
Was there one at daybreak in Tucson?
Or was that just a picture of an untold story?