Pick and Choose

I treated myself to a pair of headphones for my birthday, and they finally came in the mail. I ordered them off Massdrop. They buy products in bulk and sell them at a discounted price. I managed to get a pair of thinksound On2s for $80 instead of $200. I’ve never had a pair of…

Monday

This isn’t your typical Monday post you’d read from me. I’m the kind of person that dreads them, regardless of how good or bad they are. However, today’s a little different, and much needed, so here’s a poem for all of you that represents that. Maybe it’ll change your Monday as well. Monday Today’s a…

What Do You Do When

I think we all have anxiety every now and then regarding how our lives are going, and if the direction we’re heading in is the right one. Right now, things are very good for me. I’m happy in many aspects of my life, but there are days where I try to look back and see…

Trophy Hunters

I just want to start out by saying fuck trophy hunters. I’m all for hunting, and I don’t hate the second amendment, but when it comes to trophy hunting, I’m 100 percent against it. There’s absolutely no reason to take pride in shooting beautiful animals for the sake of shooting them, to boost your ego,…

Guest Post: Poet At Work

It’s been a while since I’ve had a guest post, so I’m extra excited to have one for you today. The purpose of Come and Go Literary is to highlight works of social justice and political activism, but there’s more room for other themes in the blog. This poem focuses on the art of writing,…

Natural State

I wrote this poem in honor of fall and #nationalpoetryday. I wanted to post something a lot sooner, but I had a really rough creative day. I’m spending a lot of brain power writing for work and for my own separate projects, so there’s not much left in the tank at the end of the…

Through the Wind

I’m still working on getting back into the fiction groove, so I have a poem I wrote over the summer for you all while I continue to read and grind away. I finished Kafka’s collection of short stories today, and I felt there wasn’t much I could take away from him that hasn’t already been…

What It Means to be Human

I wrote this last night after struggling all day to come up with a flash fiction piece. I’m not sure why I’ve been having so much trouble with fiction lately. Maybe it’s because I’m totally focused on finishing my novel? Either way, poetry has been keeping me consistent with my writing goals all year, and…

Loud

This isn’t going to be the final version of this poem. I thought of it in the shower. I don’t know where it came from, but I remember this moment very clearly. This poem is a true story, and I remember it being such a big moment for my mom. My brother has a severe…

Don’t Forget

New Yorkers are going to the polls again tomorrow for another Democratic primary. This time, it’s for governor. I’m honestly torn between Nixon and Cuomo. I don’t really trust anyone with the last name Nixon, but that’s childish and I have no direct connection to Richard. I also don’t like the idea of inexperienced actors…