Korina Laurel Gomez - "Ain't No Joke"

painting of artistic glasses and the first mission college literary journal

Ain't No Joke

by Korina Laurel Gomez

exhausted, beaten up, and rotten
life has thrown me

frightened that my efforts won't get me
out of this torment that lays dormant 
being broke ain't no joke 

About the Author

Korina Laurel Gomez and I am a first-generation DACAmented student. Korina is working towards an AA-T in English and will be graduating in Spring 2021. Korina says, "I find poetry to be a positive and non-judgmental outlet for me to express the unspoken truths I'd rather convey through this art form."