Sunday, November 13, 2016

Let’s go get a Drink

Let’s go get a Drink

May all the gods
examine your body
with their kisses
making your love a moan
heard throughout
the Greek islands.
May they kiss you in raving.

What is the use of waste
if he doesn't love you?
How can you enjoy good fortune
if his eyes do not look at you,
and your afternoons do not ignite
with his aroma?
Come, my Catullus friend,
do not suffer when he does not look at you.

I understand your misfortune.
The flower of my delights
is resting in the arms of Zeus.

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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.