Sunday, December 16, 2007

Morning Tension


The moon got lost

between our sheets.

The sun found us

borrowing its time.

You sang, asked

me to repair .

Caribbean Seafront



Paseo Caribe

There’s a coiled tree all fire up

in my head and pieces

of concrete on my arms.

I am hurting. Creatures

are lost in the blood dripping

from the lips of echoes

dancing with polished swords.

Who poisons our homeland,

steals its shores, and clobbers

our heads? Father, who weeps

in this city?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Nadando

¿Qué investigadores se encuentran

detrás de ocaso? Palabras

ásperas no pueden atribuirse el saber

sin ponerse ropa de clase obrera. Con solo

nadar frente en la aflicción desamparada

uno flota hacia a la palabra.

Beating Heart

Beating Heart
Oh, that I could silence
this beating heart. Oh, that I could
throw rocks 
at the waves      oh, madness be still
or go away.

Never


Blind causality found new shoes,
and while treading soft, left prints
near a heavenly river, never spoke
another word about its pain. Never.

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Sergio A. Ortiz is a Puerto Rican poet and the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. 2nd place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz annual poetry competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sergio A. Ortiz es poeta puertorriqueño que escribe en inglés y español. Actualmente trabaja en su primera colección de poesía, Elephant Graveyard, Cementerio de Elefantes. Ha sido nominado al premio Pushcart en dos ocasiones, al Best of the Web en cuatro ocasiones, y al Best of the Net, 2016. 2do lugar Premio Ramón Ataz de Poesía, 2016. Sus poemas han aparecido, o están por aparecer, en revistas literarias como: Letralía, Chachala Review, The Accentos Review, Resonancias, por mencionar algunos.

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