waiting on answers from the sky.

we exist in this summer haze,

days trailing into nights

we sit beneath midnight skies

painted obsidian and aubergine,

sipping on Guinness and cider

and talking about life

and love

and the ache of it all

we keep waiting on this new moon

to impart its infinite wisdom,

waiting for stories untold

to unfold amidst the stars

but there is only the echo of absence,

a silence that shakes us

so we fill it

with chatter

with chaos

we get drunk on the noise

because anything is better than this

q u i e t

because anything is better than admitting

we have no clue

what is going on

we sit in shadows cast by starlight

and wait for the sun to rise

(maybe it will share its secrets)

– ashley jane

Aquarian Heart

This aching anxiousness

is holding me far too tight

I am searching for peace and aching for quiet —

the type of silence

that can wash the noise away.

My soul is homesick for the ocean,

and my heart is crying out for the waves.

4/2018

Dawn Will Break

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I watched you falling,
no wings to fly,
gravity pulling,
your eyes shut tight,
a monsoon of melancholy
within your somber heart,
secluded away in the quiet

and I just wanted you to know
that you’re never alone

when misty memories
weave inside your mind,
foggy fear and doubt
leaving no way out,
I’ll never leave you behind

let me take your hand,
and together,
we’ll wait
for the dawn to break

Ashley Jane/Breath of Words© 9/11/17

photo by N. Hienan

Kenopsia

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it’s eerie,
the sudden hush,
the shadows that slice,
the impossible quiet

her heart was a forest
but it’s been wiped out by fire

and the sun that once shined here
has long been eclipsed
it’s now filled by figments
with loathed looks
and silent lips
and the ghost and ghouls
that haunt this place
know nothing of forgiveness

so there is only emptiness
where love used to bloom,
her beating heart
now an aching tomb

Breath of Words © 8/14/17

photo: Tristen Lane