Saturday, May 21, 2016

Poems to my Double



Poems to my Double


Years pass from me to you
like crow’s feet

my tears don’t stop
rolling down your cheeks

a breath separates
the mirror from the reflection

I opened his eyes
saw my darkness live

is there a boatman
to can carry light from end to end?

beyond me
you don’t exist

to exhale the ghost
is a task for the living

to drink memories through the eyes
is the purpose of the dead

split the bread of illusion
in my mouth


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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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