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…

Latin Lesson (Memoir)

I have a poetry submission for you all today. Clarissa Simmons, owner of the blog poeturja, wrote a great poem about the enjoyment of learning latin as a child and being able to picture herself on the ancient Roman battlefields, which ultimately conflict with the way her life has turned out. If you wish to…

A Rock from the Mountains

Here’s another poem for you all! It’s about a rock. I’m serious. Not The Rock. A rock. A rock I found in the mountains last weekend when I went up to New Paltz. The image I used for this article is actually one I took myself of Lake Minnewaska up in the Shawangunk Mountains. This National Poetry Month has…

Too Good

Disclaimer: I’m looking for a car, and I wrote this poem before checking out the dealership on Yelp. Turns out the place is a scam. I’m not entirely surprised, but it’s still defeating none the less. However, I know that just because this place was a scam doesn’t mean I won’t have good luck at…

Thin Branch

I have a new poetry submission for you all today. My good friend Cam, who I used to work (read: suffer) with at Target, reached out to me with an amazing poem. He used to show me his work all the time and I was always amazed at the talent he has. I’m honored to…

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…

Curb Appeal

I’ve been watching way too much HGTV lately and I’ve picked up on a lot of the vocabulary that seems to be the same regardless of what show it is and where it’s taking place. I think I still have a some Langston Hughes in my head because I managed to take one of those…

Floating

Another poem! But by me this time. I know it’s National Poetry Month, and that we should be celebrating poetry non stop this April, but I’m going to switch it up soon for those of you who like my fiction better. I have one more poem lined up and ready to go — perhaps for…

Suspect and Fated Steps

I have a two poetry pieces for you all today. Anthony Gorman, aka Grumpy Gorman, reached out to me with a handful of amazing pieces. It was really tough to limit myself to only two, but I think you will all enjoy these. His work requires a couple reads, but in a very good way….