How to Live


How to Live


I do not know how to live.

I am dueling life with a slingshot.

Life has the devil on its side

breathing flames, spitting lightning.


I do not know what is next.

Each day I feel my heartbeat weaken.

I go on because I would hate

to vanish without a trace, without a fight.


I have the slingshot ready to go.

My aim is true. I will not give up.

I may not know how to live, but who

does not waste a little bit of life sometimes.



Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal



Born in Mexico, Luis lives in California and works in Los Angeles. His most recent

book, Make the Water Laugh, was published by Rogue Wolf Press. His poems  

online and in print have appeared in Ariel Chart, Blue Collar Review, Kendra Steiner

Editions, Mad Swirl, Medusa's Kitchen, Rye Whiskey Review, and Unlikely Stories. 

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