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Breath & Shadow

Spring 2013 - Vol. 10, Issue 2

"3 Tankas"

written by

Sergio Ortiz

Benghazi at dawn


a peaceful dream

the autumn wind moans

through a crack in the window



to say goodbye…

a fraction

of myself touching you

in secret places


burnt bodies

inside a gutted Toyota...


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.

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