Biography of hollie ash
hollie ash Poems
Places I Might Hope To Find Myself Naked
Someday I shall crest a mountain, strip off my clothes and sit atop a rock, dangling my naked legs over the green valley below. The sensitive skin on my ass will complain about the grit of the rock and I shall throw up my arms, toss my head back and heave my chest into the wind. Someday I will disrobe in the garden in early August and lay in between the rows of beets and carrots, loam catching in my crevices and staining my skin. When a storm moves in, I will turn over, tuck my head under my arm and see if the rain makes me grow.
How I Got Out Alive
My white dress, veil and bouquet are a stark contrast to my outstretched thumb here on this narrow embankment. Thoughts pass as quickly as the clouds I see. Like them I am directionless, except for the need to move.
Instructions For The Death Of Me
If you want to kill my spirit Put me in a concrete jungle And make the most heart-pounding thing that happens each day the navigation of traffic on the freeway. Tell me it's not safe to go out after dark.
The first time that we met, I was sitting on a hot sidewalk in the City of Roses, trying not to think about all of the homeless people who had pissed or vomited or cried in that very spot. I looked up and you looked down and we leaned in towards each other, right hands extending (across a void I didn’t know existed) , reaching (towards a salvation I didn’t know I needed) and finally grasping (suddenly rescued from a life I didn’t know was dangerous) , palm against palm.
A Poem To Be Read All In One Breath (If ...
Prelude To A Kiss
Finally A Bit Of Rage
i've been thinking and drinking, regretting and cigarette'ing and there's one more thing i have to say
Passing Judgments On My Womb, Incrementa...
she is too young! they whisper behind my back it is hard to be such a young mother! they declare through pursed lips how will she make it? they bemoan she has no job and therefore no future! they predict
one time last summer i was sitting at a red light, eleven hundred miles from home. and it occured to me that perhaps i could just sit there forever. i wouldn't have to pay any bills, or think of anything really. i could just sit there in neutral, literally and psychologically, for all of eternity.
The Change (An Observation)
I have noticed that, in the face of death by way of terminal illness, people are encouraged to do all the crazy things they've ever dreamed of. And I have noticed that, in our able-bodied everyday lives, we are simply thought of as crazy when we pursue our dreams.
The Last Saturday In October
i awoke at 9: 15AM on the last saturday in october feeling like the day was already underway and i'd missed it the weather was nice, in a 'winter's coming' sort of way
The Beauty Of A Woman
the beauty of a woman lies in her ability to break down at times and to be tender in her touch and fierce in her ambition
Happily Ever After
we walked along the beach well after all normal people are in bed and we spoke of being 19 and being 33 and found we had some things in common after all we talked as we walked about the things we plan to do, the places we might go
Beauty And The Truth
if i were honest with myself
if i was free towards you
i could look beyond the now
with brevity and truth
if my eyes revealed reality
if us was just enough
i would wish for sunset skies
and silence in the dusk