Mark Butkus

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Mark Butkus wrote about the environment for more than 20 years. In Mexico, he exercises the left side of his brain. As one of the founders of the Bar None Group he has edited two anthologies of English writing from the Costalegre region of Mexico. Caught between two worlds he now calls Chicago home.

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Popular Poems
1.
The Monster Under The Bed
On the night that bin Laden died
with a bullet in his head
A beeping phone awoke me
from a restless night's sleep
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2.
La Aurora
La Aurora de Nueva York tiene
cuatro columnas de cieno
y un huracán de negras palomas
que chapotean las aguas podridas.
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3.
Charlotte's Shells
Was looking for some change
To do the laundry on 8th Street
When I came across Charlotte’s shells
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4.
Sunset Amy
As Sunset Amy dips into the sea
She rises in my heart
A tentative summer's smile
An autumn's first kiss farewell
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5.
Labor Day
The rains that played havoc with your plans were due here by dawn
There were no puddles nor drops when the day began
Pure folly to think that the bales of hay would be brought in under dry skies
The farmers plight is to out-maneuver the weather
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23 February 2016
'Reach for what you cannot.'

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