Photographer: Scott Wilcox, Fuzion Photography, 2017
“…fine tuning the in-between of harmony; hearts, earth & sky” JD Butler
the epitome of balance:
patience & frustration,
softly spoken & vehement.
Ritual billowing, vaping
into old lungs,
pure tobacco into undulating balls of steam.
His stage is an altar.
We dance, cleansing much more than our spirit,
of harmony; hearts,
earth & sky.
Our effigy, enlightening the soul & keeping her secrets,
venerable in his wisdom.
Our Columbian overlord garnishes
the Mayan temple our grandfather’s bestowed.
Upcycling shadows, illuminating the light –
breathing new life.
He is the embodiment of patronage & the people,
health, crops, marriage, business, revenge & death.
our community together.
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