"3 Tankas"

Written By

Sergio Ortiz

Benghazi at dawn

recalling

a peaceful dream

the autumn wind moans

through a crack in the window

 

learning

to say goodbye…

a fraction

of myself touching you

in secret places

 

burnt bodies

inside a gutted Toyota...

butterflies

spiraling upward

haunt the summer fields

Sergio Ortiz is a retired educator, poet, painter, and photographer. Flutter Press released his debut chapbook, At the Tail End of Dusk, in October of 2009. Ronin Press released his second chapbook: topography of a desire, in May of 2010. He is a threetime nominee for the 2010 and 2011 Sundress Best of the Web Anthology and a 2010 Pushcart nominee. He was also commended in the 2012 Polish Haiku Competition.