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by Alyssa Alvarez


it may not bring desired results to keep high the temperature of the pot. /

Last weeks crumbs/
contributing to the smoke/
eyes originate the waterfall on account of a harmlessly-intended joke/
thoughts become/
Choking on desire to motion the wheels forward against physical fire to remain behind walls dark and boarded./
getting to it tomorrow/
until the clock spittles to dust./
The crafts you love webbed and dusty/
lists stacked miles high of shit you'll tackle on next week/
until stillness & weakened monotony are the only pathways cleared/ enough to receive any signal. /
Try turning down a new street/
on the drive/

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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