Becoming Human Each Day by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal


Born from a wave
that was born from
a storm, she morphed
from a mermaid
to a young girl.
In her room she
is becoming
human each day.

She liked to wear
things, like lightning
gathered from storms.
She fell in love
with the desert
and was able
to find a stretch
of road where the

lightning fell all
around and rain
and warm weather
came to a head.
Each day she thanked
what she had become.

©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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