We Should Rehearse, a poem written by Sergio A. Ortiz at Spillwords.com
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We Should Rehearse

We Should Rehearse

written by: Sergio A. Ortiz

@Saore

 

Before the day we go blind.
Learn to read with our fingers
the scars on each other’s arms.

Unscrew for a couple of weeks
the bulb in our bedroom
and read in the dark.

With death comes blindness.
Charon won’t accept fear
as payment to cross Styx.

It’s not the sky granting
us flight. It’s not fire
that drowns us.
It’s the fall into light.

Sergio A. Ortiz

Sergio A. Ortiz

Sergio A. Ortiz is a retired English professor and bilingual queer poet. A Pushcart nominee, Best of the Web, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. He took second place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz annual poetry competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. His recent credits include Spanish audio poems in GATO MALO Editing, Maleta Ilegal, Frances House, South Florida Poetry Journal, Communicators League, RatsAssReview, Spillwords and several other journals.
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