What's At Stake, poetry written by Sergio A. Ortiz at Spillwords.com

What’s At Stake

What’s At Stake

written by: Sergio A. Ortiz

@Saore

 

beyond these shores
the noonday sun as harsh
as wind on Barrow Island–
a kingbird pecks
the head of an eagle

we stopped
catching cucubanos
on Constitutional Assembly day
and lifted our clenched fists
dripping with sadness

we entered
that summer heatwave
fluent in distrust–
whoever panics at the site of blood
panics at the cry for freedom

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.
Sergio A. Ortiz

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