Stacie McCall Whitaker - Stone Coast, Maine

wise audiences

when you’re inside me

i don’t know if you laugh

or if you come from boredom


if your tongue freshens

or arrives from fever


i don’t know if what you search for

on weekends exists inside me


i know life stretched out

beneath your abs


is the same as snakes

and concurrent solitudes


that correspond to the twinkling

light where I can see you

About the Author

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