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 an educator, poet, photographer, and painter living in San Juan Puerto Rico. He is a four-time nominee for the 2010-2011 Sundress Best of the Web Anthology, and a two-time 2010 Pushcart nominee. His collections of Tanka, For the Men to Come (2014), and From Life to Life (2014) were released by Amazon and Createspace as well as his full print collection of poems: At the Tail End of Dusk (2014). His collection of poems in Spanish, A La Orilla Lenta De Un Ocaso, was also released by Amazon and Createspace (2014).

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