Wednesday, March 29, 2017

From the Window




From the Window


There goes the drunken moon
on its way home.

I drink the night like a body
fallen to the cement of solitude.
The rats of the garden 
warm, shelter, and comfort
me with chewed kisses.

Dawn smells
like the bodies consumed
by the waters that fell
into the landfills
of who I use to be.

I do not know if I am or not
who wants the new night
the New Year
this age-old time to end,
and every yesterday turned into a song
warming my night.


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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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