safe soundscapes | anxious soundscapes//Ashley Miranda

polyethylene. whispering.  waves. the weight of others on wood floorboards. knocking. silent vibrations. missed phone calls. sirens. wind. numbers being repeated. trains rushing by. a needle dragging across a record. crowded rooms. cemeteries. bridges over rivers. teeth grinding. pages. vellum. the hum of anticipation. tinnitus. saturn. lakes. shedding. church pews. metal garbage bins. second shifts. before a word. after a question.  humming your favorite song.

Ashley Miranda is a poet from Chicago. Her work has appeared in pioneertown, Hound Lit, and the Denver Quarterly. She tweets impulse poetry @dustwhispers and an archive of her impulse work can be found at