Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Little Houses by Russell Rosander

photo © Mark Butkus 2009
Little houses...

We all live in little houses
without any trousers,
where all the walls are mirrors.
Where all of our senses
and all our defenses
reflect only our desires and our fears.

You can only depart
if you open your heart
and let in the light of another.
There are no other windows
or doors you can pass through
but love and compassion and wonder.

— Russell Rosander

An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. The Poet Laureate of Barra de Navidad hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar and Blue Wave Cafe. You can find more of his writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories.

Little Houses is from Russell's 2019 chapbook of poetry Messages from the Other Side of Light. Russell has four other limited edition volumes of poetry — Heart of One, The Devil is the Creator, MotMots Emergency and Seeds Awakening — available for purchase at his Friday appearances at Not Hector's Corner Bar in Barra de Navidad. Copies are also available at Babalu's Café and Books in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico.

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