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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