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Ship of Fools

written by: Sergio A. Ortiz



Que difícil es caminar
sobre la cubierta de un crucero
a la deriva cuando el mundo
continúa sumergio en la sordera.
No escucha el llanto de auxilio
de los niños que solo piden
tocar los dedos de la mano
de sus padres, tísicos fantasmas
mudos con cruces tatuadas
en la cara. Que difícil es respirar
sobre la proa de un crucero
de quimeras

Sergio A. Ortiz

Sergio A. Ortiz

Sergio A. Ortiz is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a six-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016/17 Best of the Net nominee. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Drunk Monkeys, Algebra Of Owls, Free State Review, and The Paragon Journal. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.
Sergio A. Ortiz

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