Friday, September 30, 2016

Wind Son





Wind Son


They arrived,
invaded blood
smelling 
like wet feathers.
You feed fear
and loneliness
as if they were
two small animals
lost in the desert.
They’re here to burn 
the Age of Sleep.

Your life
is a constant goodbye.
You hold on
like a snake that’s only itself
when there’s nobody looking.
You cry, open
the jewelry box 
of your desires and you’re richer
than night. But there’s so much isolation
that your words commit suicide.

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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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