Take Two

by Mark Butkus

As I walk thru life
I live and learn
Through laughter and tears
I have created this being called me
Action, inaction and reaction
Dictate my course
Blowing with the wind
Lending an ear
Spewing hot air
Seeing what is not there
What is beyond
Feeling a moan from another
Caressing away the pain
Bringing someone to the edge
Taking them over
Leaving them behind
Better than when they were found
Anger and bitterness
To recede with the tides
The passing of time
What is recalled
Names etched in stone
Others in the heart
The chosen few inked in flesh
The forgotten
Scattered with the leaves of autumn
Words without purpose
Of forgotten regard
A full glass
and an empty bottle
Worn out soles
Kindred spirits
But always the promise
That tomorrow
we can start anew

Take Two: Another Anthology of English Writing from the Costalegre

A writer and poet based in California, Mark Butkus has published three anthologies of English poetry from the Costalegre region of Mexico. His poetry, along with the poetry of the Dharma Bums of Barra de Navidad, can be found online at: www.barnonegroup.com

Last updated January 22, 2017