Indigent by Sergio A. Ortiz

I’ve squandered the rainbow,
the swallows I set aside for poems
are in the red.
The account of my sunsets has been frozen.
I owe the treasury five thousand fifty butterflies.

Sergio Ortiz
Sergio A. Ortiz is the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. His collections of Tanka, For the Men to Come (2014), and From Life to Life (2014) were released by Amazon. He’s a two time Pushcart nominee and a four time Best of the Web nominee. His poems have been publish in over four hundred journals and anthologies.

 

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