Monday, January 29, 2018

The Spirits of Anza Borrego

photo © Mark Butkus 2018
Communing with Native Spirits at the Rock House in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.

The winds whip and whirl
Through Rock House Canyon
And I am one with the spirits
Of all who came before me.
I walk among the Cahuilla
in the world created by Mukat
Find sleep alongside piled stones
where Kutya'i played tricks
on me through a desert night
My companion dreamt of ex lovers
courtesy of Taqwus.

— Mark Butkus

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