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