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Poetry

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

I had expensive clothes.

My cufflinks were worth more

than your yearly salary.

Meanwhile, roaches crawled

around his clothes kept in

a cheap garbage bag.

There were no cufflinks

there, no fancy dress shirt or

any type of long sleeve

shirt inside the bag.

I had a jacket there that

cost more than your house.

Make sure you bring it.

There was no jacket, but

a hole-ridden sweater

where the roaches would

crawl in and out.  Still,

he pleaded for his things.

Everything had to be

thrown out.  I will be here

waiting for my designer

jeans.  But there was only a

pair of dirty crap stained sweats.

 

Bio: Luis was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, He lives in Southern California and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles CA.  His first book of poetry, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. His other poetry books and chapbooks have been published by Alternating Current Press, Deadbeat Press, Kendra Steiner Editions, New Polish Beat, Poet’s Democracy, and Ten Pages Press (e-poetry book).

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