Sunday, July 10, 2016

I’m looking at you



I’m looking at you 


the beauty
of your silky smile
the velvet sound
of your voice
your absorbent silence

your warm and slow
diagonal gait floats
as if it were snubbing
the plants
bristling on my skin

your skin
messes up my hair
your hair
the scent
that lives in my mouth

my mouth full of teeth
devours
your absence
the muscle or the shoe
that I kiss

I kiss your legs
you sob
your toes 
are on my chest
my chest about to explode

your eyes
are burning
your most intimate hair 
on the edge
of your forest

and I moan
my demolishing tongue
razes the lower and the upper
part of your trembling body
your body pure as amber


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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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