Friday, 7 November 2008

The Instant You Were Gone by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

The instant you were gone
I started dwelling about the past.
I had a razor on
my mind. I used to worship you.

The instant you were gone
I took flight of all my senses.
I started dwelling on
the past. Not even your shadow

lingered. My eyeballs ached
like tiny stars catching on fire.
I was a bird longing
for death. Your name ripped from my tongue.


Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, CA, USA

3 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Luis says: 'My chapbooks Before & Well After Midnight will be out October 2008 from Deadbeat Press and Still Human will be out in late December 2008 from Kendra Steiner Editions. I have 2 other chapbooks that
came out in 2008 from Kendra Steiner Editions, Garden of Rocks and Next Exit Seven (co-author Ronald Baatz). I work in the mental health field in Los Angeles, CA.'

Regina Clare Jane said...

A bold statement of longing...
Wonderful!

Gordon Mason said...

How much the immediacy of loss affects someone.....without a mention of the heart. Excellent.