I Dream of Loving
—a poem by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal


I fix myself a drink.
I don’t bring roses.
I set them ablaze.
I lay in bed all day.

I dream of loving
those that are kind to
me. I let my mind go
wandering down the road.

I get struck by stars as
I leave the earth and
float high in the sky.

The bright lights blind me.
I fall from the heavens.
I shine as I go down.

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal is a poet and Literary Editor for The Commonline Journal. His poems in English and Spanish have appeared in many online and print journals. His first book of poetry, Raw Materials (2004) was published by Pygmy Forest Press.  His latest chapbook, Make the Light Mine (2016) was published by Kendra Steiner Editions. Luis was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, works in the mental health field and lives in Los Angeles CA.