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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel © 2018

DEATH SPEAKS

 

by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

 

 

After Alejandra Pizarnik


Death speaks in echoes,
It tries to frighten you.
Fear can affect your health.
I try to push it away.
I try not to mention its name.
Death wears a dark hat.
Rats guard the hat and
always seem to have blood on
their mouths. I desire to be left
alone by Death and fear.

 

 

 

Luis works in the mental health field in Los Angeles CA. His poems in English and Spanish have been published in online and print journals.  He was born in Mexico. His first poetry book, Raw Materials, was

published by Pygmy Forest Press. His others poetry books and chapbooks have been published by Dead Beat Press, Kendra Steiner  Editions, Alternating Current Press, Poet's Democracy, New Polish Beat, and Ten Pages Press (e-chapbook). He has recent poetry at Unlikely Stories, The Commonline Journal, and Ristau.







Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.




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