Saturday, May 27, 2017

Reaching for Lips






Reaching for Lips



frost music
the authenticity of dirty snow
the impenetrable instant
when a body begins
to approach another body

when a river starts to enter another river
without undressing
plunging into another dimension
in a humble Arcadia of infancy

it might not even be a river,
or a movement, or form, 
but a garment covering bodies
under a cherry tree with branches 
strangely open 

but it's not a cherry tree 
it's more the shadow of a guardian angel
knees tremble when lips reach lips

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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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