Two Windows

I’m back! I’m sorry I didn’t post anything while I was on vacation; I wanted it to be a true vacation, so I made a point of not doing anything except enjoy Nashville. It’s a great city and if you haven’t been yet, I recommend you do — especially if you’re a country music fan.

I unfortunately didn’t find any bookstores on my trip. I didn’t necessarily look for them, so it’s not all that surprising, but I would have loved to run into one by chance. Either way, I saw and experienced lots of new things that I’m sure will make it into my writing.

I’m going to keep this post simple with a poem. I hope you all enjoy!

Two Windows

There is a window to my right and left
in the airport where I wait…and wait
for my plane to finally land.

It’s been so long — six hours
to be exact — I’ve been sitting,
staring at the two windows

to my right: grey clouds, roaring
winds, and torrential rains;
to my left: sun and blue skies.

I can’t help but stare at the clouds
as fearful cries of children held by
their embarrassed mothers drown

out all the other stimuli, except
for what’s outside: two worlds split
in two, no less real than the other.



If you’re interested in submitting your own poetry as a guest post or for the Winter Issue of Come and Go Literary, please see my submission guidelines for more details and deadlines.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. I really liked this poem. It’s a bit surreal with the two windows and opposite worlds. Love the metaphor.

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    1. Thank you! I was really trying to hammer that down. I’m glad you could see!

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  2. grumpygorman says:

    Great write. 🙂 I’d love to submit again.. feel free to browse my site when you have a chance and see if there’s anything you’d like to share. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I’d love to showcase your work again, Grumpy. However, the fun comes from you anxiously guessing what I’m looking for (hint: something about social justice and political activism, or simply something from a unique perspective)! Don’t worry though; everything you write is amazing so it won’t be anywhere near difficult.

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      1. grumpygorman says:

        Check out my post rant and tell me if it fits and thanks for the warm words. 🙂

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  3. Damn, Nick, I wish I’d known you were coming. I would’ve directed you to several good bookstores here! And Nashville has SO much more good music on offer than just Country!

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    1. I wish I knew you were in Nashville! Either way, it’s good to know that there’s a lot more to Nashville than what I saw. It can only mean a second trip at some point!

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