Sunday, July 17, 2011

Van Morrison - Madame George

stormy night
Van Morrison’s Madame George 
on the radio

Friday, July 15, 2011

day after day
the brewing of coffee …
tired of the city

Monday, July 11, 2011

I Have Continued Regardless

Each day demands
we create
the world over.

I leave the apartment
walk over to the elevator,
it arrives, I get in, join
one person with old eyes
and the smell of piss.
I hate it. 

I get off at the lobby
look for entrance and walk out
the building towards
the coffee shop.

Old imperfections
cross my mind. 
The dirty dishes in the sink,
the empty refrigerator, the pills
I did not forget to take.

As I walk away from the apartment
I look back, flames are rising
from the windows
of the 14th floor. 

I decide to have breakfast.
It is now about 98 degrees
on a hot Monday morning
in July exactly
three years
from yesterday.

Friday, July 01, 2011


Es el temor de enfrentarme a mi mismo.
Es la palabra que escucho y me describe.
Es el relámpago de una mente ruin,
el día de la danza del fuego comenzó. 

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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.