Monday, December 31, 2012


through life's trials...
below our eaves

Thursday, December 27, 2012


you are subject
to me like a roof is subject
to its walls
I came to you with my earth damp
and intimate collapses 

Monday, December 24, 2012


like a fish
out of water, this body of mine
hot in the moonlight…
I am subject to you the way
water is subject to the moon

Friday, December 21, 2012


assault weapons...
the autumn moon 
red with carnage

Thursday, December 20, 2012


my hand drops
below her waist—
tremulous and flushed

Monday, December 17, 2012


your young face 
my point of departure,
the line
I follow down
almost to regret

laying time 
on your body, motionless
in sleep
I'm always happy to wake
you, my present

late wintery day… 
your whining 
doesn’t sound like you
but like a voice
living inside other voices

I mold you             
but you choose your own dream,
then shatter . . .
if we only knew
the answer

I am torn                              
between you and your eyes.
A monologue:
Does one divided by nothing
equal infinity? 

Published in Aha Anthology, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012


broken hearts
beautiful little children
laid to rest
fireflies flying brighter
than the city lights


from the bedroom
I swallow a tear
at daybreak
my passion in tatters

Friday, December 14, 2012


after a few tequilas
we agree to change…
hunger moon

cherry blossoms…
a pocket full
of soft stones

fireflies brighter
than the city lights…
family reunion

Thursday, December 06, 2012


her cooing son—

Sunday, December 02, 2012

terminally ill
a snowman melts
into darkness

śmiertelnie chory
bałwan wtapia się
w mrok

Sergio Ortiz
San Juan, Stany Zjednoczone

Polish International Haiku Competition


birthday morning....
I no longer care
for this old love of death
the cold angel whose ruin
I learn to accept

Saturday, December 01, 2012


midday nap
her eyes are no longer

are the butterflies? 
burning summer sun

rusted garbage bins recycling plastic   

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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.