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…

Against a Wall

Homelessness in New York City is an unfortunate reality for too many people. The middle class is slowly dissolving, creating a significant gap between the rich and the poor. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in New York City increases every year while the average salary in New York City is stuck around $50,000….

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…

Enjambment

When it comes to poetry, I often struggle with enjambment. For those that don’t know what enjambment is, I’m talking about line breaks. How do you know when to end a line? I was taught that lines should stand alone, but hint towards more. Do you agree? I do, but how do you go from…

Endless

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to use the wrong tool for a project, knowing it’s the wrong tool, expecting a miracle, and realizing it won’t happen because that’s how things work sometimes. I think we can all see the metaphor I’m trying to get at with this poem, right? Right? Endless Have you ever…

Guest Post – Rant

I have a guest post for you all today from someone who has previously submitted to Come and Go Literary. His name is Anthony Gorman, goes by Grumpy Gorman, and you can find his poetry on his blog Hands in the Garden: Short Poems for Short Attention Spans. Gorman’s work always makes me wonder how…

Big Trouble

I haven’t been in trouble in a long time, but I — like all of us, I’m sure — remember the fear of being totally helpless in the aftermath, when all you can do is sit around and wait. I wanted to write a poem about that feeling of complete agony. I’m curious to know…

Am Writing

I wrote this on my break at work today. I’ve been so exhausted since this weekend. I got all four of my wisdom teeth out and the lack of real food is just killing me. I want to keep writing, but I’m struggling to be creative. Thankfully, I came up with this, which I posted…

First Page

Bit of unrelated news regarding myself: I got my wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. Thankfully I’m one of the rare few that aren’t affected by the procedure so I’m not in any significant amount of pain and I don’t have to risk developing an opioid addiction from the 18 pills they gave me. That’s a…

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…