Saturday, June 24, 2017

On the Road: A Morning Shave with Printer Bowler

A morning shave by campfire in Montana.

So many times I've told you!
What it is, and where and how.
I'd thought you'd learned by now.
Her and Him, grace and jim,
They come and go, are and aren't.
Did it matter... were they where?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

For Mya Belle on the Day You Are Born

Mya Belle came into the world at 3:24 pm, her grandparents were in the Grand Canyon.

Your name is Mya Belle
Your skin is pink
And your hair is fair
You are the sum
Of many peoples
Of many souls
Of many creatures

Thursday, June 15, 2017

On the Road: Bill Hotchkiss and his Muse Judith

photo © Mark Butkus 2012

Your lithe body sing to my touch.
And I am bound to the mast
As my men row forward.
Their ears stopped with beeswax.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

On the Road: The Mission at Santa Cruz

Jesus carries his cross
And I have my own to bear
These hands clasped in prayer
Dipped in sins

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Thank You for Saying Goodbye

I think I dreamed of you last night
All you wanted
Was to give me
One last good hold tight
Not right now...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fred Wind's Last Day of School

with shouts of exuberance
bordering on the chaotic
they escape for the summer —
VACATION is here!!