Grief 

by Timothy L. Rodriguez

Is the sustained winds
of a Category Three
bending the pine needles
and branches alike
into a 120 mph pose,
freezing it
so its howl holds
a frightful form, one
to be reckoned with
in the months that follow.


Timothy L. Rodriguez has published in English and Spanish. His novel—Guess Who Holds Thee?—is available on Amazon. His fiction and poems have appeared in over two dozen national and international publications including Main Street Rag, Heyday Magazine, Stoneboat Literary Journal (2017 Pushcart nomination) and AMP at Hofstra University. His essay The Problem Now appeared in the 5th edition of New Theory. One of his comedic short stories was in last summer’s edition of Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.