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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel © 2021

Out of My Skin

 

by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

 

 

I walked out of my skin.

It did not sit well with me.

In the light of the sun

my new body burned like fire.

 

I grew wings just like a bird.

I flew free throughout the day.

I felt like myself this way.

In flight I had little worry.

 

I only hoped not to become

one of the fallen, like the birds

I have seen in the yard, lifeless.

Nothing makes me sadder.

 

I agonized about my new self

as I flew beneath a gray cloud.

I felt mournful and grew sullen.

The aftertaste of blood filled

 

my mouth. I felt lonely.

Nonetheless I kept my wings.

I flew through a glass window

that looked like water to my eyes.

 

I attained the highest heights.

The window brought me down

to earth. It was over for me.

There nobody by my side.

 

 

 

Luis lives in Southern California and works in Los Angeles. His poetry has appeared in Blue Collar Review, Fearless, The Journal of Heroin Love Songs, The Rye Whisky Review, Unlikely Stories, and Yellow Mama Webzine. His books and chapbooks have been published by Deadbeat Press, Kendra Steiner Edition, New Polish Beat, Poet's Democracy, Propaganda Press, Pygmy Forest Press, and Ten Pages Press (e-book).



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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