Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, born in Mexico, lives in Southern California,…
If I possessed the largest hands on
earth I would cup the sea in each
hand and I would take a great gulp.
All the fires in my heart would be
extinguished. I would like to think
the largest hands on earth could take
the high and low waves and make
one enormous wave out of them.
On a warm day these large hands
could hide in the sand and find shade.
These large hands could be cooled off
by the waters of the sea. These large
hands could hold back time and leave
death waiting longer than expected.
In a perfect world we would not age.
The arm of each large hand would be
large as well. They could lift the weight
of the world. They would make a flower
seem like a speck of dust. They would
remain calm. The one enormous wave
they create could extinguish any explosion.
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Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, born in Mexico, lives in Southern California, and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. His first book of poems, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. His other poetry books, broadsides, and chapbooks, have been published by Alternating Current Press, Deadbeat Press, Kendra Steiner Editions, New American Imagist, New Polish Beat, Poet's Democracy, and Ten Pages Press (e-book).