November 11, 2012

Tanka Sequence - For the Men to Come by Sergio Ortiz


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

summer's end
your body travels 
through my mind 
a hurricane 
on an indiscreet corner 

I pause to digest 
your presence   
we’ve known each other 
too well in the dark 
to stop talking 

learning 
to say goodbye…
a fraction 
of me touching you 
in secret places




Sergio Ortiz is a retired educator, poet, painter, and photographer.  Flutter Press released his debut chapbook, At the Tail End of Dusk, in October of 2009.  Ronin Press released his second chapbook:  topography of a desire, in May of 2010.  He is a three-time nominee for the 2010 and 2011 Sundress Best of the Web Anthology and a 2010 Pushcart nominee.

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