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Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal: Bird of Night

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Art by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal © 2024

Bird of Night

 

by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

Bird of night,

how does tomorrow look?

What world will

the wind guide us through?

 

Your shadow

and your song at this late hour

keep me up,

wondering if I should stay home.

 

Will it rain

hard enough to flood

the streets and

make the road impenetrable?

 

Should I call

out sick and plan my day

around sleep

and the gentle raindrops?

 

Bird of night,

you know I am unrealistic.

For days the

heat is consuming our world.

 

Tomorrow

will be more of the same

but your song

is the one thing keeping me sane.

 

 

Luis writes out of Los Angeles County. His poems, artwork, and photography has appeared in Blue Collar Review, Borderless Journal, Impspired, Lothlorien Poetry Review, Medusa's Kitchen, and Yellow Mama Webzine. His lates poetry book, Make the Water Laugh, was published by Rogue Wolf Press in 2021.

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