If She Was Your Daughter

I was debating whether or not to make this a political story, but these past few days have made me realize that these kinds of scenarios are being politicized whether we want them to or not. The Kavanaugh hearings were not the first time Republicans have turned a man into a victim while ignoring the…

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…

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…

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….

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…

How You Lose One

I’ve been reading Catch-22 for a while now and I’m really loving the book. It’s hard to read it and not laugh, and then feel bad about laughing because this book is critiquing serious issues our country was facing. What makes the pain even worse is that all of this is so relevant today. It goes…

Branding Issue

If you’ve ever seen my personal Twitter account, you know I’m a left-leaning voter. You might? also know I voted for Bernie this past election. You would definitely know how much I hate Trump. I’m at a point right now where I’m tired of seeing how big of a role corporations play in our country….

Are You Ready, America?

At the end of every post, I always mention I’m accepting submissions for the 2018 Winter Issue of Come and Go Literary, but I don’t think I’ve given you all an example of what I’m looking to accept. I’m sure over the years, I’ve written stories and poems with hints of social justice and political…

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…