My Soaring Boy by Sergio Ortiz


levitates on December afternoons:

I take care of you, cover your light slumber

on cold early mornings


A faint twilight thread draws your river god

body paddling over my calm waters

on weightless Mondays


I celebrate your untamed, unheeded,

festive beauty while you row back

and forth from my stubborn warnings

to your delightful torso

which attempts to keep secret

your evening escapades



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.