Museum and Border Wall by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal


First the wall came up,
then the paintings that were
less than random,
drawings of arcs and starry
skies decorated the wall,
making it complete.

The Who’s Who of the art
world left an impression
on the world’s lovers of art.
The shapes and colors

were a sight to see.
The wall the one guy wants
to build opens soon for those
with hate in their hearts.

©2019 Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal



Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, born in Mexico, lives in Southern 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 other poetry books, broadsides, and chapbooks, have been published by Alternating Current Press (Songs for Oblivion), Deadbeat Press (Before and Well After Midnight), Kendra Steiner Editions (Make the Light Mine and 6 other Chapbooks), New American Imagist (In the House of the Butterflies), New Polish Beat (The Book of Absurd Dreams), Poet’s Democracy (Peering Into the Sun), and Ten Pages Press (Everything Is Permitted: e-book). His poems and prose have appeared online and in print at Blue Collar Review, Guerrilla Poetics Project, Nerve Cowboy, ZYX, Ariel Chart, Mad Swirl, Red Fez Publications, This Blog Will Save Your Life, and Yellow Mama Magazine.


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