Speechless the Magazine

 To render. Be rendered. Awestruck. Awesome.
A magazine of poetry and related arts straight from L.A.



Rafael F J Alvarado

Rafael Alvarado is the busiest man in poetry, and he rigs lights on motion picture sets, too.


Like a Luis Bunuel dream
it doesn't come together
like you might want it to
instead you’re trapped
not the girl you love
but an old bottle of whiskey
a ten-year-old bottle
that has set up a projection screen
everything one drop from this bottle might bring
the good, the bad
you don't want to be Simon of the desert
or realize the cruelty in your eyes
that has never left
you end up walking in the street naked
everything that hides exposed
you have nothing to say but hello


Speechless Spring 2007
Copyright © 2007 Published by
Tebot Bach