Thursday, April 07, 2016

- NaPoWriMo # 16

This compulsion to become an ageless angel,
without a death in which to enjoy myself,
without pity for my name
or for my weeping bones.

Who does not possess a fire, a death,
a fear, something horrible,
even when it has feathers
even when it carries a smile

Sinister delirium to love a shadow.
A shadow does not die.
My love
only embraces what flows
like lava from hell:
a silent loggia,
ghosts with sweet erections,
priests made of froth,
and above everything else angels
beautiful angels like blades
that rise at night
to devastate hope.

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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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