Monday, January 02, 2017

It’s Summer in the Heart of my Blizzard




It’s Summer in the Heart of my Blizzard


The rain that hangs on the coat rack is infinite
and light, like old foreskin
dripping its resentful flaccidity.
It is the anonymous principle of time
impregnated by stupid angels,
a fury of orphans and forgetfulness
that does not
end
end
end

Summer afternoons do not know
how to get down on their knees.
There is always a genital murmur in them
and an obstinate propensity to sleep.

Weight scale that balances the nostalgia of things,
scissors of light for the umbilical cord of the stars.
Summer is vihuela,
rotating stars and vihuela.

Siren Tamer, summer counts
its exploits.
It evokes cut nipples,
conch shells, pupils,
angelic and exquisite tortures.

I, immersed in the depths of the ink,
just listen, like one listens
to an impertinent drunk.


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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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