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