Thursday, March 29, 2012

Grown Apart

Grown Apart

She’s my sister,
but we’ve grown apart.
Her feathers have turned
a coral colour, and her bill
is blue.  She’s not easy,
the moon gets caught in her
jittery nervous system.
She is very still,
at her center she is still,
very still with misunderstanding.

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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 a 2016 Best of the Net nominee. His poems have been published in hundreds Journals and Anthologies. He is currently working on his first full length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.