Sergio A. Ortiz
All those tears over the unfinished, failures, mistakes when in the end I'm just happy to arrive unharmed 70 years old, the applause won't stop so, I run to the podium, smile and thank all you marvelous bastards Free from your little cage my fragrance wrapped and bonded with the sweetness of spring hyacinths and the hardness of cobalt The devil wanted to conspire against me I hit him with my baseball bat locked him up in a cage muzzled his mouth, and yes, I tied his hands and feet Silence, the sway of a Caribbean breeze under a midday sun my eyelashes painted with black and red indifference
Sergio A. Ortiz is a retired English professor and bilingual queer poet. A Pushcart nominee, Best of the Web, and 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.