I Am the Lamp

I Am the Lamp

Wearied by the moon,

I am the lamp

dependent on its light.

I stand alone on

the warmest night

seeking electricity.

The blue ocean

is enveloped

in darkness, except for

the moon and stars

reflecting on

the waves and the lights of

passing boats and planes

flying above.

I am the lamp below.

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal


Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, born in Mexico, lives in Southern 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 other poetry books, broadsides, and chapbooks, have been published by Alternating Current Press, Deadbeat Press, Kendra Steiner Editions, New American Imagist, New Polish Beat, Poet's Democracy, and Ten Pages Press (e-book). His poems in print and online have appeared in Ariel Chart, Blue Collar Review, and Clockwise Cat.


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