Truth Speak

Turn up the voltage 
and burn out the light bulbs.
Step off the pedestal
and conform to nothing.

Swim against the current 
and jump the shark or play
with it for a while and
write with the blood you shed.

Out of disorder
and rebellion a flash 
of happiness can spring
forth, like electric dreams.

The butterflies in your
stomach will fly out of
your mouth and your heart
will be free to speak truth.



Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal, born in Mexico, lives in Southern California, and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. His poetry has appeared in Blue Collar Review, The Commonline Journal, and Misfits’ Miscellany. His first poetry book, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. His latest chapbook, Make the Light Mine, was published by Kendra Steiner Editions. New poems will appear in The Stray Branch, Trailer Park Quarterly, and Vox Poetica.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 21:37