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  November 2018
volume 15 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Gary Beck
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Beverly M. Collins
  Dalia Elmanzalawy
  John Grey
  Grant Guy
  David Herrle
  Colin James
  Ron Lucas
  Peter Magliocco
  Nate Maxon
  Stephen Mead
  Rajnish Mishra
  Diana Rosen
  Jeanne Marie Spicuzza
  Mark States
  Kallista A Thompson
  David Thornbrugh
  Alyssa Trivett
  Lynn White
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Alyssa Trivett
November 2018



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
wired fences.
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
worn soles.

copyright 2018 Alyssa Trivett