Like a Statue

Like a Statue

Like a statue

standing in solitude,

its head bowed

as if in prayer,

I wonder if

the prayer helps.

I’m on my feet.

I have food to eat.

I pray it stays this way.




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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