Today I’ve chosen to humidify my homage with stale dust. The results of my death are not in, yet I shall wait for that coffin in silence. I still have half an empty bottle of Nitrostat. Julia, my twin sister, writers die the same in an Earthenware bottle on a city street, or a Newport smoke museum inhabited by paper unicorns with gigolo faces. This is where this poem ends, but no! It’s like being on a pulpit spitting out some moral answer. Not every frog looks the same, although they are all called frog. The most incredible thing about death is that disappearing act and total silence, except in the case of poets.
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.