Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

Summer 2016

Volume 13 Issue 3



The space between

By Jane Ammon

hearing and silence

is where I live.

It’s lonely here,

yet I know I’m not alone.

Words I search for,

Sounds I think I know,

Voices I cannot register fully.

Signs I see,

Gestures I feel,

Cues I understand,

Lips I read and

Faces I seek.

Eyes who show me,

Bodies who tell me,

Pauses who allow me...

In the space

loudly silent and

silently loud.
I live here.)

photo of Jane with Hearing Aid in Left Hand, Cros Microphone in Right hand and her face in between

Jane Ammon is a listener who photographs and writes to be heard. She has been published in SnapDragon: A Journal of Art and Healing. She exhibited her photography and writing in a solo gallery show titled "The Clothes They Came To Us In" in 2014. She lives in PA with her husband, two children and their cat, Kona.

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