Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal born in Mexico, works in the mental health in Los Angeles, California, and has had poems published since the late 80's. His poems have appeared in Ariel Chart, San Antonio Review, and Yellow Mama Magazine. His chapbooks and books have been published by Alternating Current Press, Deadbeat Press, Kendra Steiner Editions, New Polish Beat, Poet's Democracy, Pygmy Forest Press, and Ten Pages Press. Luis recommends St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Wanton winds,
take my broken songs 
to the riverside
and let them drown.
I need room
for new songs of hope.

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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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