Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal works in the mental health field in Los Angeles, California. Some of his poetry books, chapbooks, stories, and poems have been published by Pygmy Forest Press, Kendra Steiner Editions, Alternating Current Press, and Poet's Democracy.

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

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I shuffle the deck
and the world lays flat.
The bluer the sky the darker
astronomy becomes.

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I will walk on my own, stand on
my own two feet, keep my distance
always. I cannot swallow what
she attempts to serve.  I must
look out for my best interests.

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The house wants some
conversation or a song
to fill its spaces.  The night
remains quiet.  I discover
a certain jealousy. 

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