Gardening

I’ve been sitting on this poem for a while, not entirely sure what to do with it. I loved how it came out, but I kept feeling like there was something wrong. I think I finally got it to where I want it, so I’ll let you all be the judge. Gardening In the light,…

Clouds

I wrote this poem at work, either on my break or during a slow point in the day in between articles. I have a nice big window next to my desk, but unfortunately I can’t see anything except the sky. It’s better than no light at all, so I can’t complain. Clouds I see nothing…

Back Seat

Since this fits so perfectly with what my girlfriend submitted yesterday, I couldn’t help but post it now. It’s another poem that, yes, is about us. The difference is that I didn’t tell her I wrote this. Back Seat She’s sound asleep in the back seat of the van as we drive back home. The…

The Girl in the Grey

I was asked to write about something other than me observing stuff because it wasn’t as creative as my normal work, so I took the liberty to observe her doing work in Starbucks. The Girl in the Grey The girl in the grey hoodie with white strings dangling down as she types leans over her…

Karl Ove Knausgaard

How into the literary world are you all? My MFA program introduced me to Literature with a capital L, and showed me where to find it. Now that I’m working and writing all day, I’m no longer able to totally immerse myself in the writing world. But there are ways to stay on top of…

When Two People Fall in Love

Two posts today! Consider yourselves lucky! I wrote this very quickly during a conversation with someone special. Normally, I save these poems for her, but I want to post this one so I am. Something clicked in me while we were talking and I felt a little bad while writing it because I was going…

Mother/Daughter

Almost forgot to post a story tonight! Imagine that: one day into the streak and I fuck it up. Not this time, though! This story, again, comes from class. Here, we were given a photocopied page of a weird book about songs people used to sing while working around the house. The first section of…

Prose Poem

I hate prose poetry, but maybe I like this? I had to write one for a tiny text class and came up with this in a fit of writer’s block. To get out of it, I decided to just write how I felt about the genre, or lack of genre(?), instead. So tell me: Do…

Riley

I wrote this poem for one of my best friends. I loved writing this as much as I loved him. I’m sure you know we all miss you! Riley It took the entire day to convince him to take me on a walk. I wanted to explore the neighborhood and what goes on beyond the…

Untied

Here’s a poem that I wrote during my poetry workshop last semester. There are a couple poems that I wrote for that class which I’ve already posted here, but as our final project, we were required to revise them. Maybe if you guys are interested I’ll repost the revisions I’ve made. This one was one…

The Suburbs

Sorry for the delay! Trying to play catch up on all my school assignments. This is a poem that’s going to be workshopped on Monday. The class is so tough. Everyone is really talented. I feel like I’m constantly playing catch up just to get to their level. Anyways, here’s my attempt. Enjoy! The Suburbs…

Car Crash

Sorry for the short break. I’m not done yet. I still have another poem for you guys. I hope your weekend was as good as mine was. I spent it upstate with my family and girlfriend, and it couldn’t have gone any better. I’ve never been happier. Lately, I’ve been trying to write more politically…