Our inaugural post on Whisper and the Roar (literary collective by yours truly, sister site to Sudden Denouement)! We have such an amazing line up of artists! Please welcome Sergio Ortiz and follow for more!
[Poem and photo by Sergio Ortiz]
It’s no longer Build the Wall
or Lock Her Up, now it’s Shoot the Bitch
and Hang the Nigger.
Outbursts, newsworthy metaphors,
one more fire under Nowhere Bridge,
a contemptible distraction
to my support of The Water Protectors?
I’m done listening to loudspeakers
announce our descent into hell. It’s a show
of strength to be a woman,
a successful black man. Why run
through the corridors
of the West Wing cherry-picking slogans
for a lynch mob?
[Please welcome Sergio Ortiz, a Puerto Rican poet and the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two time Pushcart nominee, a four time Best of the Web nominee, and a 2016 Best of the Net nominee. His poems have been published in hundreds Journals and Anthologies. He is currently working on his first full length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.]