November 15, 2010 Off By Fried Guest

Meadows touch me,
seagulls circled around singing
yet I’m starless,

they are not your arms.

I’ve forgotten
my mother’s maiden
name, wonder about
aimlessly in a daze, one
into nothing
equals infinity,

a tired monologue.

I think about the angels
that accompany you.
When did you say
they’ll let you return?

Sergio A. Ortiz

Ortiz is a retired educator, poet, and photographer. He has a B.A. in English literature, and a M.A. in philosophy. Flutter Press released his debut chapbook, At the Tail End of Dusk, October 2009. Ronin Press released his second chapbook, topography of a desire, May 2010. Avantacular Press released his first photographic chapbook: The Sugarcane Harvest, May 2010. His third chapbook: Wet Stones and Bedbugs in My Mattress, will be released by Flutter Press, November 2010. He was recently published, or is forthcoming in: Carcinogenic Poetry, Perceptions Magazine of the Arts 2010, BorderSenses, Offcourse Literary Journal, Cavalier Literary Couture, and Touch: The Journal of Healing.

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