Poetry Break alyssa trivett two drops of ink

Poetry Break

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. ~Robert Frost~ Click To Tweet

By Alyssa Trivett


Alyssa Trivett snow drift

Snow Drift

I half-flutter like a bird with a broken wing,

caught in a spider web,

sinking in quicksand.

Any move or turn cauterizes the underbelly.

I kick sand in my enemy’s face,

swoop myself up,

and laugh victoriously,

video-game like.


Poetry Break alyssa trivett


Midnight blue, purples, and

Van Gogh yellow paint splotches

form on the arm and abdomen;

they’re drunk,

gym class sliding with one another.

Playing connect-the-dots,

over skin.

Bruise constellations,

the daily shots plagued you with them.

Alyssa Trivett

Poetry Break by Alyssa Trivett two drops of ink

Alyssa Trivett is a wandering soul from the Midwest. When not working two jobs, she listens to music and scrawls lines on the back of gas station receipts. Her work has recently appeared on VerseWrightsIn Between HangoversYour One Phone Call, and Spillwords. She has fifteen poems in a poetry anthology entitled Ambrosia. All proceeds from the anthology are being donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org). A print edition can be purchased here:

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