Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Autobiography of Eyes




Autobiography of Eyes


The invisible, rooted in the cold, 
maturing towards that light
that dissipates in every other light. 
Nothing ends. Time returns 
to its beginning, the hour 
we breathe: like nothing, 
as if it could not see a thing.
It's not what it is.

At the edge of summer heat: 
blue sky, purple hill.
The distance that survives.
A house made of air, and the flow
of air in the air.

How are you stones
that are unrolled against the earth.
like the sound of my voice
in your mouth?

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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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