Thursday, March 31, 2016

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal- 3 Poems

Luis works in the mental health field in Los Angeles, CA. His next chapbook will be published by Kendra Steiner Editions in April 2016.  His first book of poems was published by Pygmy Forest Press.
You are a night mirror,
sometimes a circle,
sometimes red or yellow,
a silhouette in the day.
Your reflection in the lake 
looks like a glass plate.
If you had a voice, I'd
imagine you would complain
about the setting sun and
growl at your reflection and
unaccomplished dreams.
High above the hills you are
followed by shining stars.
I will leave you my good thoughts 
and not my sleepless days.
I won't complain about the years 
I wasted being in love and almost
going mad.  I will leave you
a prayer and my best wishes.
I won't leave you my desperate 
dreams or tear filled eyes.
I won't leave you sad thoughts
or throw sand in your eyes.
I long to see you happy and free.
I leave everything that is positive 
in exchange for hearing my secret
that I will always feel love for you.
I made my great escape.
You should too.
What's another minute
or two going to hurt?
I left the cubicle
of death and
found my way out of here
with my head held real high.
In the morning I will
be back for
another round in this place
where trouble never ends.
Now and then I make the
great escape
a minute or two early
for my own peace of mind.

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