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 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.


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