Does the hawk mind
Flying alone
Will they wait
At the nest or fly on
Without him?
Even as he flies
He cries.
Silently so as to fool.
His wings
Pull him.
Clouds his only company.
He’s higher now but
Not less worried.
Just more practiced.

Pasquale Trozzolo is founder of one of the leading advertising firms in the Midwest. He also spent time as a racecar driver and grad school professor. His poems have appeared in numerous journals; and The Poetry Box Press published his debut chapbook, Before the Distance in December of 2020.