National Poetry Month—Tiffany Trivett

For the grand finale of National Poetry Month, I'm so excited to share with you a very special poet today: Tiffany Trivett. I feel so honored to be able to feature her inspiring words—is it strange that I just keep reading them over and over, letting them sink in a little deeper each time? I usually get butterflies when I see her new work posted on Instagram, and I'm so thrilled that today, her words get to be on my blog. 






I imagine time


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tasting of poppyseed and flora,




and slow


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like trails of weightless dust


and reappearing;


strands of mineral light,

streaming through

the time-traveler's scope


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a sea enchantment

of abyssal sound.



spacious dark.


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You say

we are too eager for the future.


Ink blots swimming

across the atlantic, 

searching for whales.



wild in the eyes

and wilted in violet.


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But I found dip-dyed courage

at the bottom of a dream.


Starlit black,

return again.


Move slow.

I want you to see me.


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Sea mother;

crash over me 

and make my body new.


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Then ask,


What is freedom for?


The way the body sways, 

light in her lining.


Pyramids of indigo,

towers of water.


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Oh, I imagine time


smelling of walnut 

and lemonade.


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What is freedom for?


Ancient poetry;

her waking wilderness.


The way ice feels 


on my tongue

in August.


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And what of time?


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Oh, there is peace here.


She moves in circles,

and births me

over and over again

from her gold-glittered womb.


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Oh, I imagine time

may  be

what freedom is for.







Tiffany Trivett


I'm Tiffany Trivett. I've got a thing for words, and a propensity for stringing them together nicely. I am a full-time creative writer + editor, and I love it like I love to breathe. I've worked as a professional writer + editor for the past 5 years, and feel blessed to work with so many innovative, inspiring people. I specialize in language that is succinct, witty, colorful, and peppered with magic. 

I value authenticity and honesty the most. I read a lot of books, but I enjoy real-life people, too. I'll probably never say no to a good glass of wine. Oh and I love everyone. Cheers!