Charles J Butler
DOWN A WAYS N UP THE ROAD

you
    were
           in a coffin
you
weren't real
                   I knew
you
as fury
       passion of light
and
  blackest
        night
this
thing in
          a box
was     
not
    you
       just what
is         
left
     behind
          and it was
all   
i had
so I said
goodbye
                cried some
and tried
          to be
                 the man
you wanted
                me to be


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Charles J. Butler, host of Park Slope Poetry Project in Brooklyn NY, guest host of Literary Tuesdays at the Perch Cafe, recently published his first book "39 Poems" ( No Shirt Press). His poems have been in various anthologies and publications.  He has performed his poetry all over NYC, and is very pleased to be here.