Meditation on Hope at Mad Swirl

Many thanks to the lovely folks at Mad Swirl for taking this poem Meditation on Hope.

It’s dedicated to my fellow subway riders – especially those on the R train.

By Ally Malinenko

I live in Brooklyn which is good except when it’s not which is horrid. I’ve been writing for awhile, and have some stuff published and some stuff not. I don’t like when people refer to pets as their children and I can’t resist a handful of cheez-its when offered. I have a burning desire to go to Antarctica, specifically to the South Pole so I can see where Robert Falcon Scott died. I like to read books. I like to write stories and poems. I even wrote some novels. You can read them.


  1. Just finished reading your poem on Mad Swirl and loved it. I read some of the others too and really liked them, especially “Hospital” which reminded me of the long days of my mom’s hospitalization so much. I like your style. Bookmarking this blog.

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