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Art by W. Jack Savage © 2018

IN TRAFFIC

 

by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

 

 

The mountains stand like a painting.

The birds fly over it.

Nowhere man is stuck in traffic

feeling blue over what could have been.

 

The mind thinks crazy things, so crazy

that one could be considered mad.

There is a cloud in the horizon that

will quench the mountain and make

the birds rejoice and disperse.

 

There is an exit coming up ahead.

It looks like it is jammed as well.

In traffic one can daydream a little

and listen to the radio. There are songs

that will make you happy and songs

that will make you sad. It is strange

how a young man grows old in traffic.

 

 

 

 

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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