What Remains


What Remains 


Our days dwindle

without epic moments 

and our attempts

to create them

fail inexorably.


The fire in the

kitchen destroys the meal

and everything

else, from top to

bottom, and ash is


what remains, just 

like the love that once was,

broken hearts and

long lasting wounds 

are all that remains.


These days are like

rationed meals that spoil once

they are put on

your plate; chew on that.

It is what remains.


To fail is what we 

look forward to. Embrace 

the ones who allow you 

to fail and




Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal 


Born in Mexico, Luis lives in California and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. He is the author of Raw Materials (Pygmy Forest Press), Keepers of Silence (Kendra Steiner Editions), and Make the Water Laugh (Rogue Wolf Press). His poems were published by Ariel Chart, Mad Swirl, Unlikely Stories, and Zygote in my Coffee.

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