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An Alto for the Choir-Flash Fiction by Hillary Lyon
A Splash of Red-Flash Fiction by Daniel Clausen
A Slight Disposition-Flash Fiction by James Coffey
Together Forever-Flash Fiction by Bill Baber
Talky Tina-Poem by Daniel G. Snethen
Play Dead-Poem by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal
Boycott This Poem-Poem by Michael Marrotti
Monaco-Poem by John Doyle
He Dubbed Himself General Custer-Poem by David Spicer
Moment of Madness-Poem by Meg Baird
A Beautiful Chaos-Poem by Dr. Mel Waldman
Phantom Voices Floating...Poem by Dr. Mel Waldman
Dirty White Girl-Poem by Ian Mullins
Don't Do It, It Ain't Worth It-Poem by Ian Mullins
Cursed-Poem by John Grey
Regarding the Coming of Man-Poem by John Grey
Threshold-Poem by Kenneth P. Gurney
Word Salad With Ranch-Poem by Kenneth P. Gurney
Turnabout-Poem by Kenneth P. Gurney
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Dark Tales from Gent's Pens

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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel © 2017

PLAY DEAD

 

By

 

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

 

 

 

When I dream, I play dead.

I play a joke on myself.

It is a dangerous game.

I take a poison pill.

I am always freeing

myself in my dreams.

I live a new life.  I feel

more than mortal. I tire

of struggling through life.

I put my head in the clouds.

I see the immensity of

the world. I slip into

darkness. I play dead.                                                                                   

I always come back to life.

I wish you could join me

when I rest in peace.

 

 

 

 

Luis works in the mental health field in Los Angeles CA. He was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.  His first poetry book, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. His latest poetry publication, Make the Light Mine, came out in 2016 from Kendra Steiner Editions https://kendrasteinereditions.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/new-poetry-chapbook-from-luis-cuauhtemoc-berriozabal-make-the-light-mine-kse-364/. Recently, he had poems published in Ristau, Commonline Journal, Mad Swirl, and Red Fez.

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