I’ve become simple luster
louder than a yellow finch
breaking into song
tearing at the shoulders of silence
pressed against the wind of grief
Sergio A. Ortiz is a retired educator, poet, and photographer. He has a B.A. in English literature, and an 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: Fried Eye, Shot Glass Journal, Cavalier Literary Couture, and Touch: The Journal of Healing. He is a three-time nominee to the 2010 Sundress Best of the Net anthology, and a 2010 Pushcart nominee.