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POETRY / Love Waves / Jennifer Rodriguez / Writer of the Month


A cool chaotic breeze in a stagnant world
You shook my leaves to the ground
Bare and exposed 

Coursing like fire through my roots,
you fueled me 

Winter invaded the world 
Everything tumbled down 
While you held my ground

The endless static noise was all so familiar
Until you whispered your song to me
like a seductive bird, 
with your voice like honey
my insides contorted and intertwined inextricably  

An overpowering storm 
You showered me whole 

The crash of lightning loomed nearby
A sudden fear of finalization
A winter’s breeze left me trembling  

When the darkness envelops me 
The fear of loneliness invades me
Yet, you shine your presence silently in a billion ways

Will you be there when the darkness is all I have?

Engraved in my trunk is the story we shared,
A collection of scars and tattoos inexplicable to others

When the darkness swallows me whole, 
I’ll glance up once more to see your fading light smile bright

To have known you was a pleasure
But to have loved you without having you was like 
that of a majestic wave relishing in rising happiness
until it collides with the ground in a loud crash and returns to nothingness.

Jennifer Rodriguez is a Latina writer and admirer of all art forms. She has a Bachelor's degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish from California State University of Fullerton. She works as a public relations professional in Southern California while constantly fueling her love for creative projects, and seeking the answers of the universe through art forms. Her work has appeared in Desamor Zine, Memoir Mixtapes and Dear Movies Zine. Visit her at