Priorities

It’s been a while — again — since I’ve last written anything. Life has been extremely different lately since I’ve moved to Queens. It’s not that I don’t have the time to write, but the time I have to spend writing ends up going towards something more productive to make the day-to-day life easier. I…

Underlined Passages

I never used to listen to music while I wrote because I thought it would be distracting, but I think I’m converted. Thanks to my new thinksound headphones, I can drown everything out, focus on the beat, listen to the lyrics, use the rhythm in my work, and open my mind to all the ideas…

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,…

October Updates

Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you a couple updates regarding the website. Last month, I didn’t have enough time to come up with a new September reading list, so I sneakily used the August Reading List instead. This month, I made a point of getting the October Reading List up, and it is,…

Loud

This isn’t going to be the final version of this poem. I thought of it in the shower. I don’t know where it came from, but I remember this moment very clearly. This poem is a true story, and I remember it being such a big moment for my mom. My brother has a severe…

The View — emilyjoymcnally

“I’d love to live in one of the yellow houses. They’re so beautiful.” The sun was slowly setting over the mountains which were decorated with colorful buildings. The sky was glowing orange and pink, resembling rainbow sorbet. They had always dreamed of visiting Italy together, but the time was never right. He had work, she […]…

Trudging

I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been very busy in our lives, and that during that time, we had no idea when it would ever end, or who we’d become after it was all said and done. I, along with everyone else who’s ever had to grow up, know that with time and…

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…

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…

Ruins

I’ve never been to Rome. I’ve only been to Niagara Falls, and I don’t even remember going to the Canadian side. This is a fiction piece, but the thoughts on Rome are my own. I’ve always had a huge interest in going back. I’m Italian and I’d love to go to the country my dad’s…