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Lifeless Space Rock-Poem by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen
Our Armored Oxygen Suits-Poem by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen
Like Broken Glass-Poem by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal
Walk at Night-Poem by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal
Terrible Animal-Poem by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal
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Dark Tales from Gent's Pens

TERRIBLE ANIMAL

 

By Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

 

 

I am a terrible animal.

Blood sustains me.

It is the only thing

that is splendid

in my night dreams.

I walk a crooked line.

I am a terrible animal.

Money does not satiate me.

 

It is a pity that I am

completely bankrupt

in my soul. I am a

casual lover bereft

of morals and soul,

an animal in human

clothes, closer to a

beast’s heart than a

man’s heart. My soul

 

defies logic and I

fear one

day I will

smell the soil where

the dead will

cough into

my face and from

the other side

eight arms

of seven beasts will take

my worthless life.

 

 

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.

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