A Rock from the Mountains

Here’s another poem for you all! It’s about a rock. I’m serious. Not The Rock. rock. A rock I found in the mountains last weekend when I went up to New Paltz. The image I used for this article is actually one I took myself of Lake Minnewaska up in the Shawangunk Mountains.

This National Poetry Month has been interesting so far. I did not set any goals to write more poetry this month, but here we are!

I think Langston Hughes definitely had a major influence on my writing in general. He really sparked some kind of understanding about poetry that now allows me to connect what I learned in my MFA program to my own work and thoughts. Anyway, hope you enjoy!

A Rock from the Mountains

I found a rock
in the Shawangunk Mountains–
a conglomerate,

and not remarkable
in any way.

But I hold it;
it fits perfectly,
cold and lifelessly,
in my hand.

I become more
aware of my warmth
absorbing into the rock.

Everything I’ve experienced–
and the impenetrable–
is given life.



If you’re interested in submitting your own work to Come and Go Literary, please see my submission guidelines for more details. If you have work from another genre, don’t hesitate to submit that either. No genre has an advantage over the other.

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