Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

April 25, 2019


a monthly feature by 

Kristin Garth

The Poem: 

I Do Not Write These Words For You

You listen when they speak to you — these words

my fingers learned by heart before I was

concerned with art.  Nobody heard

my schoolgirl voice.  Speak diary because

it is a ca...

March 20, 2019


a monthly feature by 

Kristin Garth


Girl Who Had To Learn To Scream

My soul is darker now — also my hair.

These days I’m wearing underwear. Look

less people in the eye.  Beware men’s stares,

and you are why.  Passivity you took —

I’m what was left...

February 22, 2019

PASSED NOTES  & POEMS:  It Could Be Different

Kristin Garth

The Poem:

It Could Be Different

He says it could be different.  We could be friends;

don’t have to barter, love for skin.  He’ll prove

the existence of benevolent men,

desire, rejection, frustration removed.


January 14, 2019

Passed Notes & Poems 

a monthly feature by 

Kristin Garth 

The Poem:

Nothing Wrong

R. Kelly tune you dance to topless in

the 90’s, main stage stripper’s choice of song,

the one that says “nothing wrong.”  You listen,

a child abuse victim, bubblegum thong

to lyrics saying you be...

November 16, 2018

Passed Notes & Poems

a monthly feature by Kristin Garth

TW:  non-explicit discussion of a true crime of childhood sexual assault

The Poem:  ((*Listen here!*))

Five Cents

would buy a notebook you must steal. Fifth grade

charade of friendship you might feel apart

of -- if you p...

October 19, 2018

Passed Notes & Poems

a monthly feature by Kristin Garth

The Poem:

Fatalistic Fairy Tale

A dragon breathes inside pink skin. He owns

all of the oxygen.  He’s hatched inside

a ten year old.  Her hemoglobin hones

his stranglehold.  A bloated beast, she hides

beneath, conceived ne...

September 21, 2018

Passed Notes & Poems

 a feature by Kristin Garth


18 & Elavil

prescribed post-sexual assault & then
perpetually dreamlife/death — no glow,
opalescent, of arms around a thin
almost-a-virgin neck & you-don’t-know-
if-he-will-kill-you-in-this-desert strange man
you met...

August 22, 2018


I’ve been offering annotated versions of my chapbook Pink Plastic House on my website and Twitter for sometime now.  The annotations give me a chance to feel like the teenage girl I perpetually am, to chatter diary style – to pass a note to my readers from a...

Please reload

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

Copyright © 2020 Rhythm & Bones. All Rights Reserved.