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The Gray Blanket

by Alyssa Alvarez

and soft to the touch./
Ever been attached to an inanimate object this much?/
In the season of the Sun/
Supplemental heat/
& yet it's still in use/
to sweaty up some feet./
Threads shedding from the base/
Furs starting to feel coarse./
Still, the thought of parting from it/
makes my voice go horse./
lying with me if I dream in the night/
Standing as a companion when I cry or feel fright/
But now the faint tobacco /
And scent of ginger & honey shampoo/
seem to be much fainter/
beginning to subdue/

And I learn a bit more as I approach each day that/
This gray blanket is not you


Alyssa Cam Alvarez is a creative of many hats, preferring writer as the main hat for as long as she can resonate. She is co-owner of the jewelry company Romy in the Desert, which is based in the Coachella Valley, CA, where Alyssa is from. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from AMDA: College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California. She is enthusiastic about the spread of art, appreciation, and willingness for perception shift; and is grateful for the opportunity to share her work in the Rising Action Review!


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