Tuesday, December 27, 2016

I have eyes

I have eyes

to see something of who I am tonight,
and ears to listen too. I'm in my room with my dreams.

Behind every shadow
there are traces of me, on the chair,
at my feet, in bed, watching. They take my name,
and come out of the mirrors.

It's been a while since we met up
with each other. I'll give you my body.

I’ll gather myself, open my eyes
and sprinkle shadows with my darkness tonight.
My heart on the bed sheet beating.

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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.