Friday, January 27, 2017

If It Rains and Night Arrives - This poem is up at Two Words For/31/2017

The poem is up at Two Words For

If It Rains and Night Arrives

If it rains
and night arrives in Paris,
she will sit alone
at the threshold of Brahma’s temple
to watch you leave
without asking
you to comfort her.

If it rains
and night arrives in Tehran,
she will think about Sita
repudiated by Rama,
and ask you
why men do these things
knowing in advance the end.

If it rains
and night arrives in New York City,
she will drop
every piece of the night sky
and walk, free and alone,
towards the dawn she glimpsed 
when you left her


  1. beautiful - wonder if it rains in DC will it be a glden hower?


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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.