Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Him and Her at City Lights Bookstore

photo © Mark Butkus 2017
Taking a peek inside the world famous City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco.

Upstairs
Where they keep the poets
I’m sitting beside Ferlinghetti
Looking at the alley out the window
The fire escape, the bricks
The tiles
The reflection of Him and Her
Having an intense discussion
Amongst the poets
Her pulls away to take a picture
I smile
Him and Her look away
And tumble down
The stairs


— Mark Butkus