Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Seattle Blocks — Madison and 6th

photo © Mark Butkus 2018
Above all else.

It’s the ground floor
On the morning after
The year before
From the California desert
Of Palm Springs to
The Pacific Northwest
And Seattle rains.

The year begins with
New challenges that
Were not known nor foreseen
A year ago
A month ago
Mortality came with a whisper
And a new reality
A new normal
Has to be reconciled

But today...
On the ground floor of
The morning after
The year before
A renaissance!
The sun shines unexpectedly
through a canopy of gray
Providing a smile
Providing a moment to reflect
And hope

Above all else

— Mark Butkus

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