Month: June 2020

sl,ut


my little piece of Utah
feels like 15 degrees

the stoop kid turned
sweater boy

and the summer’s
so summer,
and it lasts 27 months

you can’t get away
from the sunlight

my little piece of Utah
is like living
in the elements

i gotta get used
to going outside

taking a hike,
enjoying our
sandwiches

gotta tap into
my white side

my little piece of Utah
feels like my
brand new, used chevy cruze

i just payed
nine hundred to fix her

i’ve had nothing
but car problems out here,
but i’m blessed

i got queso
in the banco chancho

my little piece of UTah
is my own 800 square feet
i get to fart all over

where i could sit on the porch
and listen to Salt Lake City

and you can’t see the stars,
so i stare at that beautiful
pink glowing smog
and breathe it all in

my little piece of Utah.

“sl,ut”
©Steven Cuenca

lazy


i’m laden with laziness,
my life became biblical.
i’m cursed with this leprosy,
i’m waiting for miracles.

i drag feet,
and drag ass,
i’ll get there,
just half slow,
and half fast:

the latino slowbro

i’m worried
at all times
’bout the things
that i skip,
like showers,
and eating,
and doctor’s visits.

i’m the worst
kind of lazy;
i work my
whole ass off

and get home,
and get lost,
and act like
an asshole
when i’m asked
to do shit.

i thought i was working
so i could act stupid.

i lost the person
i forget i was,
or was too lazy
to become.

cuz i’m laden with laziness,
my life became biblical.
i’m cursed with this leprosy,
i’m waiting for miracles.

“lazy”
©Steven Cuenca

liquor


used to be
all about the
crushed cans
and rushed plans,

but liquor works
quicker in the
worst way.

i learned that Redbull
gives you wings,
so we mixed it into drinks–

i flew away with
my cousin on a thursday.

beer tastes better,
i just need a bit more now,
and there’re no bodegas
out here, i just get robbed
at the liquor store now.

four bucks for a
bottle of beer,
just to get bloated
before tipsy.

and let it be noted,
i don’t know how
to pace myself,
i’m still learning
how to drink these.

i’m better at making
plans now, got a couple
in the works. the trick
is staying drunk enough
to watch it all reverse,
invert, submerge;
watch them drown away.

i used to be
all about the
crushed cans
and rushed plans,

but liquor works today.

“liqour”
©Steven Cuenca