Only Save Yourself by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal



If the walls fall
from your vocabulary,
that would be
the most uncertain fable.
If you build houses
for all and provide
jobs under the sky,
and above the earth,
your story would be
different. Between
you and I, that
will never happen.

If the fate of the many
were in your hands,
you would only
save yourself.

©2020 Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal


Follow Luis

Born in Mexico, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal has lived in California since the mid 1970’s. He works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. He is the author of Raw Materials, published by Pygmy Forest Press. His last chapbook, Make the Light Mine, was published by Kendra Steiner Editions. His recent poetry has appeared in Heroin Love Songs, Mad Swirl, Unlikely Stories, Under the Bleachers, Yellow Mama Magazine, and ZYX.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.