Sergio A. Ortiz

Hard Shove into the Void

The cheapest quest is a boy
Walking behind another boy
Holding father and mother’s perfect
Hands, with round beady
Eyes like those he dreamed
In the inveterate dream.
A boy watching another boy swing in air
Gets an ache
That is a hard shove into the void.
There is such an animal,
In me, I remember him in places like Paris,
With such a hunger.

Sergio A. Ortiz © 2009