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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Sergio A. Ortiz

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Rancid perfume
flavored with names,
I hear from
near and far the vicars
who disbelieve in innocence.

Lotus eaters
of the symbol and the verb,
is it possible to live
with a fathomless abyss
on my back?

Let us drown
Ausonius's rose. Suffocation
will silence her.
Thus, we behold the invisible
mystique of a true rose.