Monday, October 22, 2018

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal


He likes his beer.
That much he knows.
He busts his butt.
That much he says.

He does not want
the FBI
to ask around
about his past.

He denies he
did what someone
said he did in
desperate tones.

Slipping away,
the power to
decide about
serious matters.

He wants to poke
around the right
to choose and to
take it away.

He still likes beer
. That much he knows.
He wants to know
what beer you like.

He does not want
to remember
about the time
he dropped his pants,

or about the
time his busy
hands led to this,

Gerald So reads "He Likes His Beer":

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Luis confesses: "The inspiration behind 'He Likes His Beer' is the recent hearings in D.C. I do not see how someone who appears to be blatantly lying be confirmed to the highest court in the land. He does not appear to have the temperament for the job."

LUIS CUAUHTÉMOC BERRIOZABAL, born in Mexico, lives in California and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. His first book of poems, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. His latest chapbook, Make the Light Mine, was published by Kendra Steiner Editions. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming from Ink Sweat & Tears, Poppy Road Review, and The Stray Branch.

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