Sergio Ortiz

I’m Somewhat Certain

I don’t know for sure, but I suppose
that two men can one day love each other,
if they’re left alone little by little,
something in their hearts tells them
that they are alone,
alone on earth they pierce each other,
they kill each other.
Everything is done in silence.
As light amasses inside their eyes.
Love unites bodies.
In silence they fill each other.
They wake up in each other’s arms;
Then they know everything.
They’re naked and they know everything.
(I don’t know for sure, but I suppose.)

© Sergio Ortiz

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.

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