Saturday, January 5, 2013

THE BOOK OF LIFE by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal


I read the book of life and I just could not put it down. A passage in the book indicated that whoever reads this book and does not finish the entire book in its entirety would not wake up in the morning. I had to keep reading because I did not want to fall into a coma or worse, perish. The book of life gave me a scare. It did not really teach me anything profound. It gave no pointers on how to live. But perhaps it did and the warning or indication that I had to read every page was the pointer or lesson given to me. I am here now and I did wake up this morning. The book of life allowed me to go on living. I wonder what the book of death is all about. I’m afraid of opening it up to the first page. Perhaps I will drop dead if I read any passage. Perhaps I am not even here.

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and now lives in Los Angeles County. His first book of poetry, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press in 2004. Some of his poems are influenced by his work in the mental health field. His chapbooks have been published by Kendra Steiner Editions, Deadbeat Press, New Polish Beat, and Ten Pages Press (e-book). Alternating Current Press published his latest chapbook, Songs For Oblivion, in 2012.

This Zine Will Change Your Life previously published A LITTLE BIPOLAR by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal. Check it out. 

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Photo by Adam Lawrence

Lonesome Leash is Walt McClements from Dark Dark Dark and he released his debut solo album I Am No Captain this past January 1st.

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