Saturday, June 17, 2017

We cannot be so frank & shocking





as incomprehensible lizards
repeating themselves to rhododendrons

We will always shake the palm trees
a centuple centipede
continues gnawing at skulls

It'll know when to jump
into this cultural encounter
where we end up despising each other

Yes, he who does not like it
can put on his clothes & shake the semicircle

What difference does it make
why should we care …
oh, the glass of God
oh, the verse of God as God
and this fucking supernatural reverie

The Cyclops play
with the corpse of our sadness
in this dead goodbye

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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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