Downpours

I wrote this quickly while looking out my window. The weather has been so terrible lately. From my window, I can see the rain coming close before it actually gets here, which is such an interesting phenomenon because there’s barely anything you can do about it. You have to just ride it out and hope…

Our Roots

Sorry for the recent lack of posts! I’m getting over a stomach bug that left me back and forth between my bed and the bathroom floor. I should hopefully be back on track with the blog. I wrote this after being inspired by a conversation I had with my girlfriend the other day when she…

How You Lose One

I’ve been reading Catch-22 for a while now and I’m really loving the book. It’s hard to read it and not laugh, and then feel bad about laughing because this book is critiquing serious issues our country was facing. What makes the pain even worse is that all of this is so relevant today. It goes…

Branding Issue

If you’ve ever seen my personal Twitter account, you know I’m a left-leaning voter. You might? also know I voted for Bernie this past election. You would definitely know how much I hate Trump. I’m at a point right now where I’m tired of seeing how big of a role corporations play in our country….

Change

ICE has been coming up in the news a lot recently and everything that comes out keeps getting worse and worse. It’s really sickening that we as a country are so capable of offering such little empathy to those who seek our help but happen to be born with different colored skin. I spent my…

Pulled Away

I’m going crabbing tomorrow so I wanted to write a little poem about what it must be like for the crabs to be ripped from their homes. They’ll know the ocean their whole life and then we’ll come, hungry, and take them away. If all goes well tomorrow, I’ll let you know how it goes. Maybe…

The Line

Here’s another example of what I’m looking to publish this Winter if you’re interested in submitting to Come and Go Literary. We’re living in crazy times where lines are crossed and nothing is being done. I want to get something done through writing. I want you to want it too. The Line We’re nothing if…

Are You Ready, America?

At the end of every post, I always mention I’m accepting submissions for the 2018 Winter Issue of Come and Go Literary, but I don’t think I’ve given you all an example of what I’m looking to accept. I’m sure over the years, I’ve written stories and poems with hints of social justice and political…

Prisoner

I had a lot of ideas about a poem where someone couldn’t escape their past, and I wanted it to be a specific instance that triggers that person to run, but I wanted to focus on what happens after the fact, and what it would be like inside that person’s mind. I was reading an…

Butterfly Effect

I wrote this because we seem to be in a time where one simple action leads into crueler and crueler actions. I’m mainly thinking about politics, and about how a simple “joke” turns into more and more because the more we hear jokes, the more numb we become. There are studies we all know about…