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 Berriozábal lives in California and works in Los Angeles. His poetry books have been published by Deadbeat Press, Kendra Steiner Editions, New Polish Beat, Poet’s Democracy, Propaganda Press, and Ten Pages Press (ebook). His poems have appeared in Blue Collar Review, Crossroads Magazine, Mad Swirl, and Yellow Mama Webzine. Luis recommends St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

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