Friday, October 4, 2019

Alyssa Trivett writes

Friday/Near Weekend Bliss

I couldn't scrawl a poem 
on the way to work.
My coffee corpse eyes
were rolling down the 
overflowing river
and my carpal tunnel
shocked rollercoaster drop wrists
shook like a swaying couple
at an outdoor Alanis Morissette concert.
I counted seconds at the stoplight
and said a quick prayer today
would go okay.
Now that school is over
I hear fireworks every night
knocking on my window as
unemployed birds wanting to 
have conversations about why
Gary painted his house yellow or
about our new mailman who rips open birthday cards.
I don't keep track.
I just sit in a windowless room
spewing lines seven and a half
patrons will read.
If is worth anything, nowadays,
in a jibber-jabber status update
satisfaction of notifications
and gas tank on E lemme fill up
'fore it hits $4 a gallon again
and neighbors crowd my lawn
to discuss it and siphon
chewing tobacco at me
as I chug down coffee bits
in my morning talk show routine
of my own introversion.
Related image

Naomi (Lady) Mitchison --  Percy Wyndham Lewis


  1. Naomi Mitchison published her 1st novel, "The Conquered," in 1923, when she was 26, and went on to write over 90 books and hundreds of newspaper books. She refused to be called Lady Mitchison, even though she was entitled to the honorific when her husband, a Labor Party political leader, was given a life peerage in 1964 and she herself became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1981. Her output included poetry, short stories, plays, historical fiction, science fiction, travel writing, autobiography, and political and commentary.

    Alanis Morissette recorded and co-wrote 2 albums, that included 6 top-40 hits in Canada, when she was a teenager. After she moved to Los Angeles she made "Jagged Little Pill" in 1995. It spawned 6 hit singles, sold more than 33 million copies, and gained 7 Juno awards and 4 Grammies. She followed up with "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" in 1998, which also garnered a Juno. The 2 albums were among the most influential of the decade due to their sharp, personal lyrics.


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