Friday, December 02, 2016

The Clear Dampness of your Sex






The Clear Dampness of your Face


Are you willing to fill my white spaces? 
Can we conspire, can you force me 
to exhale my infinite hunger of you? 
Must you radiate the thirst of my skin 

through the endless latitudes, the nectars 
of your sex? Am I losing my footing
inside the ruins of this sinister hotel?
When are you hiding these overcast words 

and their meanings?  Who can ignore 
the fear of men knee deep in the turbid 
waters of an ocean guided by the intuition 
of drowned colors?

Ay, mi soledad, 
riddling conundrum 
for the absence 
of figurative speech.

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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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