The Ramingo’s Porch – “Anything You Want” A Poem By Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

Anything You Want

You can have anything you want,
the clouds are mine and so is the rain.
I will take the lightning and the thunder
that scares the horses.

The clear blue skies are yours as
well as the polluted rivers and streams
I have no use for. You can have anything,
but not the rain.

Leave those clouds to me, so gloomy and
grey. Those raindrops are all mine.
The fortune in every bank
you can keep, but not the rain.

You can have the heavens above,
just get off of my cloud. There is
nothing else I want, but the clouds
and the rain are all mine.

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal lives in California and works in Los Angeles. His most recent book, Make the Water Laugh, will be published in 2021 by Rogue Wolf Press. His poems have appeared in Ariel Chart, Blue Collar Review, 1870, Kendra Steiner Editions, Mad Swirl, Unlikely Stories, and Yellow Mama Webzine.

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Inbox” and “The Last Step” Two Poems By Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal


Stop looking in your inbox.
You are not going to stop
being a writer and you

are not going to care if
the rejections keep coming.

The name of the game
is to empty out the contents
of your soul and your feelings.

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