ISSN 1551-8086
return to home search for a contributing writer

seach for poems by title

archive of previous issues submissions information mailing list online store links to other interesting sites contact us  
  August 2009
volume 7 number 2
-table of contents-
  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  Azure Antoinette
  Theresa Antonia
  Catherine Berry
  Mary Rose Betten
  Richard Burrill
  David Christensen
  Kathrine David
  Holly Day
  kumari de Silva
  Kenneth Gurney
  Paul Hellweg
  Thea Iberall
  Kathleen Kenny
  Tracy Koretsky
  Marie Lecrivain
  H.E. Mantel
  Rick Marlatt
  Augusto Munoz
  Sergio Ortiz
  Yelena and Roman Tunkel
  Carmen Vega
  John Sibley Williams
  Amye Wilson
  Seth Woolf
  mailing list
Sergio Ortiz
August 2009



photo by maja trochimczyk

    Sergio Ortiz grew up in Chicago, studied English literature at Inter-American University in San German, Puerto Rico, philosophy at World University, Culinary Art at The Restaurant School in Philadelphia. His work has been published in POUI The Cave, Origami Condom, and Poets Ink.




Llegas sobre mi carne
Tembloroso de auroras…
- Federico Garcia Lorca/ Veleta

Lean against a seawall,
ask the sky to undress,
pull it down to my lips
until it shakes.

Gulls slide into and away
from a shaft of light,
the way I run marathons
behind the palisade.

Close your eyes,
forget retail bankers who
never risk their chip.
Fingertips about your shoulders
dance the wind.

Press, and once again begin,
anticipate the dawn
from side to side.

copyright 2008 Sergio Ortiz