Night Bird

I ask for nothing
of this land
that has given me everything

I loved and hated its men
found my Adam            he fled with a bodybuilder
as soon as I gained weight

I sought God
and in his place found knowledge
I discovered a home in my body

and since then
moved from place to place
without desires

this is my way
my destiny does not depend on luck
I am the night bird
foretelling death in its song

Sergio A. Ortiz is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in FRiGG, Tipton Poetry Journal, Drunk Monkeys, and Bitterzoet Magazine. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.

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