Poetry by Carmen Guzman

Carmen Guzmán is a Boricua writer living in the “area that stills preserves some sort of puertoricanness to it” in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  She graduated from Boston University with a degree in Film and Television in 2013 and has been making TV shows for someone else’s entertainment ever since.  

Something broke. Fix me.

something broke, in her
mind, oh fragile mind,
something broke her.

something broke, and i can’t fix it.
my rock, she broke, and i can’t fix it.
someone come help me, fix it.
she’s gone. she’s not here. she’s
broken. fix it.

half sense sentences,
compulsive hand usage,
urges to run free,
to organize EVERYTHING,
confusion reigns,
i can’t do this without you,
someone fix her.

something broke inside her.
and she won’t let me beside her.
to try and understand this new way
she sees the world.
fix me.

I want to dive into your psychosis.
feel the new era upon me.
and i’m just part of your tech crew,
my dear. fix me.

So i can roam free like you.
So i can understand what you’re going through.
let’s fix this.

Author: Mr. Phillipe

Phillipe Martin Chatelain / @uptownvoice / Phillipe is the Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He is a poet from New York City with a Masters Degree in Poetry from The New School. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur–wandering, taking notes. He believes that poetry of our generation has taken on a much more digital definition. Furthermore, it is important for New Modernist writers like those exhibited in In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume the forms of media available in order to carry on the history of Sublime Art. His series taking shots alone was self-published in 2012-2015. The self-published collection FACETS (2019) is now available.

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