Thursday, March 15, 2018

Of Chynna Chilton and Body Language

photo © Mark Butkus 2010
Sway with Chynna on April 1, 2018 for the Backstage Bar and Blue Wave Cafe's Eighth Birthday Bash!

His body sways
Toward her very presence
Permeating heat waves
That singe the hair on her arm
As they pass

Floating up into the branches
Leaving a hanging leaf
Burning in their wake

Her eyes follow it
As it drifts gently
From the tree

Landing,
A simple brown skeleton,
Beside her

She smiles.


— Chynna Chilton


Body Language is a poem from the first Bar None Group anthology,  Bar None: An Anthology of Writing from the Costalegre, it appears here in a slightly different format. You already know that the author — Chynna Chilton — is one of the co-founders of the Bar None Group. Chynna is also the proprietor and host at the Backstage Bar and Blue Wave Cafe in beautiful downtown Barra de Navidad.

The Backstage Bar and Blue Wave Cafe is the official home of the Dharma Bums of Barra de Navidad. That's the way it always has been. that's the way it always will be. We had our first Bar None book launch at the Backstage Bar in 2010, our second Take Two book launch in 2012 and our third Last Call book launch in 2015 all at the Backstage Bar and Blue Wave Cafe. Our next book launch will be at the Backstage Bar "as material continues to be made available."

Chynna Chilton has worked hard these last eight years serving up memories for locals, turistas and dharma bums alike. She is celebrating these memories — and creating new ones — with a Backstage Bar birthday party on April 1. 2018. If you are in the Costalegre region head on down to the party of the year. If you are in Barra de Navidad you have no excuse! Stop by, say hola, have a margarita and toast the spirit of the Backstage Bar and all who have passed through its doors.

Don't forget to sway, sway all night long.