Saturday, October 29, 2011

Haiku


city of enemies…
wet hibiscus glisten
in the light

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Haiku


love crimes…
the imprint of a fallen angel
in the line of fire

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Deep Within


Deep Within

The alchemy of inner worlds,
Can I possibly explain it?
The chemistry of silence
Hidden deep within to protect
The unborn word from the lions
Roaming about the middle earth.
The comatose twin that does not have
The speech impediment and writes
Riddled poems in shorthand.
The rapture of inner worlds,
Can I possibly clarify it?
The strength is there, yet the will
Waits peacefully hidden from the mind.
A day like today I will find
The strength to sharpen the pencils
And sit down to write.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Haiku


summer night… 
the heady scent of gardenias 
and mown grass

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Haiku


summer night…
the heady smell of gardenias
and mown grass

Un Solo Dolor


Un Solo Dolor

El sol se destroza en pequeños arcoíris para cruzar mi piel
y hacerme sudar como si estuviese acostado cerca de una tortuga
en el piso de un jardín botánico.  No quiero seguir viviendo,
solo espero que se apague mi corazón de un solo dolor.  Luego
me iré a dormir con alguna serpiente mansa en el casco de la ciudad
para no aburrir a los gallos ni provocar tormentas.   

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Haiku


autumn dusk . . .
the creak of broken beams
in bamboo coves

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Curled


Curled



Soon my heart will stop,
and I will balance my affections
against a different feather.
You won’t anticipate the pain
that rocks me, my soles curled
like a sleeping infant’s.
I will gather the lilies and set
them on our bed, but you will be
missing, absent, gone; going up,
going down, with a stranger
brushing your arm in a hotel
elevator.  Yes, stuck with another
man cruising and brushing his
arm against your elbow.
And I will not be there to save
you from all the gossip.  You will
slip away with him into a corridor
until you reach a door that he will
open.  Then you will enter the room
and I will be missing.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

haiku


tiene credenciales 
callejeras, gata sin tejado
madonna de barrio

Monday, October 10, 2011

Haiku


butterfly kites flutter
against the ocean air
El Morro

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Haiku


plowed earth
bullet-riddled boys
littering the streets

Friday, October 07, 2011

haiku



sloping hills
now and then
a crow caws

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Haiku


the steady thrum
of rain on the windows…
late autumn

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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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