Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stain Glass Windows



Stain Glass Windows


You undress
as if you were opening
a chest full of jewels

the best thing
is your shine
little hues of a black cat

torsos broaden
on the white bed sheet

we do not do circus acts

something takes me
to your bitter butterflies
and I stay there

I clean wing to wing

the wind adheres
to this victory

I take off my clothes
give you the gesture
bestowed
on all fruits

we are not beast
we are stain-glass windows
and we let the light
pass through

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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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