Thursday, 1 October 2009

One Kisses His Luck Away by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

One kisses his luck away.
He cuts his hand off
and then the other. His
blood fills one hundred fountains.
He starts bathing in his own
blood with the sun bearing down
and it is still morning.

When all his blood is gone
and he loses consciousness
his heart starts swelling.
It is a mighty heart.
He begins to come to life.
One hand grows back and then
the other. With the sun bearing
down and the afternoon birds
singing from the skies he starts
daydreaming in black and white.

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, CA, USA


Crafty Green Poet said...

Luis' chapbooks Before & Well After Midnight were published October 2008 by Deadbeat Press and Still Human was published late December 2008 by Kendra Steiner Editions. He has 2 other chapbooks that
came out in 2008 from Kendra Steiner Editions, Garden of Rocks and Next Exit Seven (co-author Ronald Baatz). He works in the mental health field in Los Angeles, CA.'

Ana said...

I like the first stanza, it draws you towards an amazing, surrealistic image.