SOMETIMES is a new pamphlet from San Francisco based poet Ashley D. Escobar
Ashley D. Escobar is a writer and filmmaker from San Francisco.
SOMETIMES is a collection that explores the balance between human connection and solitude, framing them with tender humour and an astute pop culture lyricism.
Her work can be found in MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, Leavings, and BlueHouse Journal, among others. People watching is her favourite hobby, along with taking trains without any particular destination in mind.
SOMETIMES by Ashley D. Escobar
PUBLISHED 25 MARCH 2021
Poetry pamphlet – 30 pages
Taken from SOMETIMES
Soon (We Have All The Time In The World) I’m feeling rather lousy in your green sweater, all I can remember is today. A friend sent me a letter of words to end an era, ephemera to chase the clouds away. (You were too busy pushing piles of dust into dust) I dreamt the Golden Gate sat in Portugal. (Don’t jump - dive) Repetition compulsion, think and repeat. Drink and cheat your heart into believing it didn’t break on its own. Another party, another down day - cynicism to saturate your alcove - is it weighing you down or are you floating? (We’ve grown).
End of an Era and it’s an omen I cannot quite describe they’re throwing book pages on fire out car windows on freeways the highway flaming, an abrupt stop, the temperature rising - I cannot tell what time of year it is the dog days won’t come and go - they linger by my bedside table softer than carnations I sent to your retirement home another diamond day arrives a chorus of angels of bluebirds of aubades I must have misplaced hope - alongside my pearls