Guest Post: Lingering by John Grey

Wow, it’s been a while, guys. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I recently moved to Astoria, Queens! My life has been quite hectic recently, but for the absolute best. I’ve been dreaming of living in Astoria my whole life and now it’s finally true. For those of you who don’t know, I…

Vote

The election is almost here, and I’m not sure whether or not to be nervous or excited. I’m a little bit of both, but leaning more towards nervous. It’s hard to be excited when Trump is president. I’m really hoping enough people turn out to make the GOP voting restriction efforts useless, but that’s going…

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,…

Guest Post: Haikus by Benedette Palazzola

I haven’t had one of these in a while so I’m really glad to let you all know that this is a really powerful guest post by an extremely talented writer, Benedette Palazzola. These three haikus are meant to be read as a single unit, covering social justice and animal welfare. Animal rights and welfare…

Another Cup

I’ve had two cups of coffee today and I’m sure I’m going to have another one soon. It’s just one of those days. But that’s okay. I love coffee and I love writing about coffee. I wrote this poem a while ago in my journal, but never thought to put it on the blog. Tell…

Railroad Crossing

Anyone who takes the train regularly knows what it’s like to go between cars to find a better seat or to get to the closest bathroom. There’s always a rush and sense of fear that you might fall through. You see the conductors go back and forth between cars all the time, but they’re professionals…

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…

No Loss

It’s funny how quickly my writing intentions change with this blog. I say I want to focus on fiction, but instead, I have a poem for you guys. Ideas for short stories weren’t coming to me, and I didn’t want to force it because that’s an almost guaranteed way to write a bad story. The…

Choices

I know I said I’d have a fiction piece for you all, but lately I’ve been dealing with some tough choices out of my control and I had to get this off my chest. I wrote a fiction piece on Friday in my writing notebook, so I’ll post that for you all soon. How many…

Declaration

I have another poetry submission for you all today. Debbie Whittam reached out to me a little while ago with a poem about bullying and I instantly jumped on it because I knew how prevalent an issue bullying is and that calling out bullies needed to be encouraged. When I read the first draft, I…