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


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!

Kat Mortensen 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!