A maniacal menace

Sitting in my thoughts

Allotting time for penance

I swore I would change

I swore I wouldn’t act deranged 

I am losing control of how

Words flow through me

Wooed me onto a path

In which there has seemed to be no other choice

But to succumb to my wrath

It’s been a while since I decided to confess

Because things were supposed to be different

Every time I manifest 

Things were becoming clearer

Things were starting to take shape

Now I’m wondering if I’m just tempting fate

I should take a step back

And try to remember all the good

That has happened but my mind

Is drawing a blank



Alexis Garcia


Alexis Garcia is a queer Hispanic writer from New York, NY. She graduated from Manhattanville College in 2017, where she studied Creative Writing and Criminal Law. Currently, she works as a paralegal at a personal injury law firm. A few of her poems have been published in the anthologies UNITED: Volume RED and UNITED: Volume HONEY with Beautiful Minds Unite LLC and Upon Arrival: Threshold with Eber & Wein Publishing. She has had more of her poems accepted for publication in Ariel Chart, Third Estate Art, Door is a Jar, Mixed Mag, Air/Light, along with other literary magazines


  1. Excellent description of your maniacal menace. I believe we can all relate.

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