photo by marie c lecrivain
Alyssa Trivett is a wandering soul. When not working two jobs, she listens to music and scrawls lines on the back of gas station receipts. Her work has recently appeared at VerseWrights, In Between Hangovers, and in the first print issue of Ramingo's Porch. She has fifteen poems in Ambrosia: A Poetry Anthology. All proceeds from the anthology are donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
My Father's Watch
Your watch beats
three minutes fast.
You wouldn’t know that,
nor care, anymore.
One of the last things you asked
for me to do was ribbon-wrap it
around your swollen wrist.
This is not real, but it is.
We are all individuals,
climbing under our own
We kick down anything trying to
grab our ankles and Station wagon
drag us into the darkness.
And we'll win.
Kicking cat litter sand off our