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written by: Luiz Syphre

@luizsyphre

 

Dad, nephew, uncle and friend
I mount trucker wheels
drive to no end

bumper to bumper
floor to all doors
chromed metal sun simmers
to blinding eyes glimmers

eighteen wheels at the READY
dash and needles red SET
lights now glow, racing I GO

freightliner uncurves
terra firma disturbed
gut shaking wheels the tumble
deafen your ears the rumble

from sweet home California
past New Mexico, five nights to Maine
East 40 Arizona, the dark night in starry Sedona

route 66 turns to I-10
into Big Bend
from Texas
tight hugs I send

fixed books and doubled logs
drove Texas in a fog
next day New Orleans

I-10 to the 12 be the means
into Florida's oranges and green
sweet southern hospitality thru Augustine

layover by the island keys
orangy sunset seas
a warming breeze rocks the hammock
floating by the trees

seize a calm longer in peace
before the grind and grease
for these waters heal my disease

ever long disaster on my rear view
memories I strand behind
but how gorgeous tomorrow
my stomping roads find

Luiz Syphre

Luiz Syphre

I immigrated to the states from Mexico at age 12 and I quickly fell in love with poetry after my grandfather read some of his poems to me. However, at 18, I had a young family and that left very little time for this endevour as I started working to support us. I returned to adult school to finish my diploma. At that time I developed a severe depression that I still struggle with to this day, but I found it to be a great source of inspiration as well. Today I live in Los Angeles and I'm divorced. I have two children I see whenever possible and two adult kids. Both my Grandfather and his brother are award winning poets and journalists, with one, (Bartolome Delgado DeLeon) having a street, library and a prestigious national poet award in his honor.

Most of my pieces come from personal experience and true to me. Sometimes my material is raw, other times murdeous, and yet other times romantic, but always me, 100% authentic guaranteed.
Luiz Syphre

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