June 29, 2014

Born Without Mouths by Sergio Ortiz

I could see him
walking through the sea grapes…
luna moths
flutter towards each other
like exotic birds

we mated,
then starved, waited
inches apart
to die, to share fully
each burning moment

Sergio A. Ortiz is an educator, poet, photographer, and painter living in San Juan Puerto Rico.  He is a four-time nominee for the 2010-2011 Sundress Best of the Web Anthology, and a two-time 2010 Pushcart nominee.  His collections of Tanka, For the Men to Come (2014), and From Life to Life (2014) were released by Amazon and Createspace as well as his full print collection of poems: At the Tail End of Dusk (2014). His collection of poems in Spanish, A La Orilla Lenta De Un Ocaso, was also released by Amazon and Createspace (2014).  

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