Wednesday, January 11, 2017

To the Two of Us

To the Two of Us

There will always be a departure between us,
you, the mirage, a helix of feral dogs, in the desert
I, the patriarch of a horde of slaves
in search of a million masculinities.

There will always be a melody between us,
you, the laughter of a child
after placing his own foot in his mouth,
I, all the noise that can fit
into forty years of private reflection.

There will always be names between us,
I, the surgeon’s lamp in a psych ward,
you, the first entry in a diary.

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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.