The One I Loved

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Contributor: Sergio A. Ortiz

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is the table pocket
for all her stripes,
one she never bothers
to touch.
He softens her perm
to be the country hard boy
knowing all the snooker rules,
implausible reporter of dancers
and gongs,
barbarous journey
of a comb so genteel
there is no other consequence possible
than the alteration of life.

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Ortiz is an educator, poet, and photographer. He has a B.A. in English literature from Inter-American University, and a M.A. in philosophy from World University. His photographs will appear in The Neglected Ration and The Monongahela Review. He was recently published, or is forthcoming in: The Battered Suitcase, Zygote in my Coffee, Right Hand Pointing, Poui: Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing, Writers’ Bloc, and Temenos. Flutter Press published his chapbook, At the Tail End of Dusk (2009).


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