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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel © 2020

NIGHTS WITHOUT END

 

by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

 

 

Nights without end

at the pool hall

furiously making a

killing against chumps,

 

he collects his

winnings and gives

it all away, buying

drinks for everyone.

 

The woman he

desires loves someone

else. There is a crack on

the windshield of

 

his Volkswagen

van, as big as

the one in his heart,

that suffers and

 

shatters nightly.

He listens to

Jazz and smokes two packs

every single day.

 

He gets lost in

the notes of Miles

and Charlie, but he

finds his way now

 

and then to a

place he excels,

the poolstick in his

hand is his sax

and trumpet.




Luis lives in California and works in Los Angeles. His poems have appeared in As It Ought to Be, Crossroads, Mad Swirl, Unlikely Stories, and Yellow Mama Webzine. 





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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