"Summer Snowdrops or Summer Snowflakes (Leucojum aestivum)" - photo by j.lewis


I am buying flowers 
for the nurse who took care
of me when I was down
and out. She deserves a

lot more. The nurse put me
to bed when I could not
sleep. She turned off the lamp
and fed me things I like.

I did not feel alone.
She saw right through me. I
was far from celestial.
A darkness filled my heart.

I will not forget her.
If I see her again,
I will thank her. When I 
left her shift was over.

about the poet:
Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, born in Mexico, lives in Southern California and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. His poetry chapbook, The Book of Absurd Dreams, was published by New Polish Beat. His first book of poetry, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. His other books and chapbooks were published by Alternating Current Press, Deadbeat Press, Kendra Steiner Editions, Poet’s Democracy, and Ten Pages Press. 

about the photographer:
j.lewis is an amateur photographer who believes you can never get too close to nature. His photos have appeared in local fitness magazines, various online journals, and in his book of poetry and photography a clear day in october, which is available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/clear-day-october-j-lewis/dp/168073055X)

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