Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

July 27, 2019

hatchling 

Rebecca Kokitus 

     

hatchling waiting

for regurgitated love

like salted slug guts

teething, drooling

tongue out in

perpetual likeness of

licking ice cream drops

from a waffle cone

love the way I cry

when I gag, perpetual

fantasy of you

licking black...

July 27, 2019

coffin bell 

Rebecca Kokitus 


 

holy ghosts knew that

starving was sacred

that monastery drug,    the

pious get drunk on emptiness

I feel divine     when I see

black bats cloud my vision

when I stand up too quickly I

feel like christ on the third day

rin...

July 27, 2019

"Dinner for Diderot" by Elle Danbury 

the food I eat in secret 

           Rebecca Kokitus 

the food I eat in secret—

the disgusting dry mouthed fantasies

of being stoned and hungry

like imagining eating a cake

ingredient by ingredient

I don’t tell any...

April 20, 2019

pennsylvania gothic

(previously published by Lonesome October Lit)

by Rebecca Kokitus

~ you’re trying to get lost on a back road but

someone keeps saying I can’t believe we’re just

outside the city and you keep forgetting how to

be lost 

~ after 2 am, the wawa cashiers commun...

March 21, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE 

ROOM:  Kitchen 

the food I eat in secret 

Rebecca Kokitus 

the food I eat in secret—

the disgusting dry mouthed fantasies

of being stoned and hungry

like imagining eating a cake

ingredient by ingredient

I don’t tell anyone about the things

I eat lat...

July 15, 2018

my body

by Rebecca Kokitus

I know each inch of my body, but not gently

not as a lover would.

cold whipped cream

lotion slather, sink in like

water on parched earth

start with the legs,

solid things, size of

teenaged maple trees

they kiss shyly from time to time

at the thigh

then s...

July 15, 2018

life size 

by Rebecca Kokitus

when I was twelve or thirteen

in my first sex ed class

outside of “good touch, bad touch”

I saw a diagram of the uterus

that ram’s skull painted in

blood and tongue color

and I pictured it much larger

than it really is

I was surprised to find out th...

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