Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Swim in the Rain by Luis Cuauhtemoc

I swim in the rain.
I don’t know the consequences of such a thing.
Life is a Trojan horse.
I seek less deception.
I set out to sea
bent on swimming as far from shore as I could.
I want to cleanse my heart.
I seek immediate relief.
The rain coincides
with the situation I am experiencing.
I lost out on love.
I don’t know what else to do.
It is night and I am afraid to fall asleep.


Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, CA, USA

4 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Luis' latest chapbook, Overcome, was published by Kendra Steiner Editions and includes photography by Cynthia Etheridge.

Dianne said...

I will put this on my list of must reads.
Thank you, hope you have a peaceful December!

Poetikat said...

What a beautiful piece. I'm curious about the poet's cultural background as it does seem to infuse the work.

Karen said...

I love the short lines and ordering of ideas. Very nice!