when the tequila runs out poets in Mexico will write elegies to honor los borrachos who will become atheists refusing to acknowledge patron saints’ days for only the cowardly can consent to live a dishonored life
About the Author
Michael Berton is an educator, world traveler, percussionist and tequila aficionado. He has had poems appear in Cold Noon, Sin Fronteras Journal, Shot Glass Journal, And/Or, Volt, The Opiate, Caveat Lector, Gargoyle, Fourteen Hills, El Portal, Yellow Medicine Review, Silkworm, Goat’s Milk Magazine and others. He was nominated for the Touchstone Award in 2021. He is originally from El Paso, Texas currently living in Portland, Oregon.