Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

Born in Mexico, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal lives in California and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. He is the author of Raw Materials, published by Pygmy Forest Press. Seven of his chapbooks were published by Kendra Steiner Editions. His broadside, In the House of the Butterflies,
was published by The New American Imagist. Online and in print,, his poems have appeared
in Blue Collar Review, Journal of Heroin Love Songs, Mad Swirl, Unlikely Stories, and Yellow 
Mama Magazine.

Rain-Soaked Words

Rain knocks outside my window.
Rain falls inside my room.
All my poems and the notebooks
they are in – dissolve.

My poems have died on the page
and still they remain in my life.

Some grew out of the pain inside.
A few I have saved to memory.

The years come and go just like the rain
that leave mirages on the road.

I write to capture the possible
and the impossible all at once.

I kill what I cannot recall.

I’ll make a collage out of rain-soaked
words and conceive a new language
that only the jealous could not understand.
I write mostly for myself.

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