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.
“ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE”
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.

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