“The_Wildflower’s_Tenacity” © Bill Wolak

 

Pandemic Breakup

It was the downfall of our nation.
Racial strife left us raw
as wildfires scorched the earth.
A mainstay of justice tumbled
and we were led by mounting incompetence
while a virus raged and devoured communities,
you broke my heart and the utter devastation was complete.

 

Jennifer L. Rodriguez earned her doctorate in creative writing and literature from Drew University where her love of the short story craft was a main focus of study. A prolific writer, to date she has received an honorable mention with Glimmer Train and had a poem published with Oddball magazine. By day, Jennifer writes pharmaceutical copy and leads a creative team.

Bill Wolak has just published his eighteenth book of poetry entitled All the Wind’s Unfinished Kisses with Ekstasis Editions. His collages and photographs have appeared recently in the 2020 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, the 2020 Dirty Show in Detroit, the 2019 Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, the 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival, and Naked in New Hope 2018.