The Things We Draw on Maps




The Things We Draw on Maps


There are men who write

where men don’t speak

peaceful revolts

which overthrow bloodthirsty kings

business men who give undeserved gifts

music in the middle of a battlefield

strawberries in the woods

people who meet & understand each other

amazing triumphs of love with no strings attached

There are small precarious paradises

along the path we walk

on the shore of a wild monstrous sea

where it smells like grilled fish

& festive laughter

where we play without rules and balance

in unison on large red hammocks

where we embrace & lose track of time.

Where we forget with cheerful vehemence


Sergio A. Ortiz


Sergio A. Ortiz is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 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.  He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.

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