I Was by Sergio Ortiz

I was…

ardent column, spring moon.
Golden ocean, big eyes.

I searched for what I thought;
thought, like dawn in languorous dreams,
what desire paints on teenage days.
I sang, climbed
was light one day
dragged into the fire.

Like the gust of wind
that undoes shadows
I fell into the black,
the insatiable world.

I have been.

Sergio Ortiz is a retired educator, poet, painter, 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, in October of 2009. Ronin Press released his second chapbook: topography of a desire, in May of 2010. Avantacular Press released his first photographic chapbook: The Sugarcane Harvest, May 2010. He is a three-time nominee for the 2010 and 2011 Sundress Best of the Web Anthology and a 2010 Pushcart nominee.


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