by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

If I thirst,
it is for silence.
I want no
talk of love or hate.

I prefer to be

silent like
an empty desert;
hiding in
a shadow’s shadow.

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, born in Mexico, lives in California and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. His first book of poems, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. His poetry has been published by Alternating Current Press, Deadbeat Press, New Polish Beat, Poet's Democracy, and Ten Pages Press. His latest chapbook, Make the Light Mine, was published by Kendra Steiner Editions.


Thank you Luis. Your poem speaks to me in a way that is both simple and profound. I too love the majesty of the silent desert.
Victor D. Sandiego, Dec 16, 2018