Friday, June 16, 2017

The Exit Door Behind the Bathroom





The Exit Door Behind the Bathroom


A sigh rising like a giant wave
as if it was not real.
We walked in & he closed the door.
Chair, bed, they crowded around me. 
He ran the curtain; the bed gave way to the chair.
It held my pants for a moment. 

Mouth ajar above me. He took me,
I sat next to him and sprawled, 
he climbed up, took my hand & slipped it 
between his buttocks. I got up 
trying to move a little & play. I fell again,
his mouth on me. He sucked too hard, I closed
my eyes, everything clouded.
I could not stand it, so I closed my eyes
to calm down inside, but he sucked too hard, 
too fast. Nothing came out, he gasped, 
his breath between my legs. I couldn’t see outside.
The curtain had covered the light.

He sat down, touched me up and down. 
I thought I had seen an extra finger 
on the palm of his hand.
Strong, too strong, it hurt.
I tried to fix my eyes on his mouth but 
I couldn’t stand it so, I got up. 
He had his hand on me, I sat down next 
to him. He started again, this time with his hand 
beating and squeezing. My hand
on his bare chest. My eyes fixed on his lips.
I was about to explode. He felt like an upright wave, 
a shadow behind the shadow, I was afraid
his lover had followed us here.

What if he knocks on the door, opens it, 
finds me semi-naked & erect in front of the bed?

Daniel kept touching me from top to bottom.
I kept hearing a bell outside. It rang for us. 
Already empty, nothing came from inside me.
He got up and ran the curtain. No one was there as there. 


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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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