Sergio A. Ortiz is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a six-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016/17 Best of the Net nominee. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Loch Raven Review, Drunk Monkeys, Algebra Of Owls, Free State Review, and The Paragon Journal. His chapbook, An Animal Resembling Desire, will be published by Finishing Line Press. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.
There are days that decompose
moans, and there are dizzy spells
and cold front sentences, past stars
that can sense every emotion.
They remember everything. It is
the inescapable shock of memory,
the beginning of a day that has no choice
but to begin, that just offers itself.
Who knows what they feel.
They never give up.