Three Poems – by ash adams

If every excuse me

evokes an instant
apology, let this softly
tug awareness.

To change your thoughts, your must first change your actions

Tend to small things with
great care. Rocks lodged in dry earth.
Wounds too deep to parse.

Mantra with consideration

Consider her blind
spots. The space between knowing
and wishing to know.


ash adams is a poet, visual artist, and educator living and working in Nashville. Her work has previously appeared in Nashville Review and elsewhere.