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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Two Windows

I’m back! I’m sorry I didn’t post anything while I was on vacation; I wanted it to be a true vacation, so I made a point of not doing anything except enjoy Nashville. It’s a great city and if you haven’t been yet, I recommend you do — especially if you’re a country music fan….

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…

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…