Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

April 20, 2019

Nocturnal Monster’s Self-Care Routine
by Savannah Slone

they say establishing a self-care routine is


April 20, 2019


by Kristin Ryan

I never asked, why. I never snarled, how could you.

Here’s what I did say as wasps gathered in the distance:

I must have done something wrong.


Kristin Ryan is a poet working towards healing, and full...

April 20, 2019


by Vanessa Maki

our fires are snuffed out early on in life

we as black women have to build our fires again

then the world rains down on us

& we re build our fires

we grab whatever we can find

paper, wood, lighter fluid

then we get our fires started up agai...

April 20, 2019


by Catherine Garbinsky 

I stand on a fallen tree as if it were a balance beam, arms outstretched. You stand beside me, watchful and ready, but your arms are at your sides. I am alone as I step, one foot in front of the other, heel to toe, across the be...

April 20, 2019

Midsummer in the city that cannot hold you

by Haley Campbell

Learn to walk beneath the tulips' stifling sugar,

learn every prayer for rain.

Learn to decrypt the clouds'

mad moods and beg the sky to break

wide open. Take note—there are at least

a million shades of blue.

When th...

April 20, 2019

tree nymph rice paper butterfly

by Ross (Dragon)

thin lines

by Mela Blust

think about what they take

yes, but

think about how you let them

this is how we are raised

a temple of loneliness praying to


think about what is gained

oh, but think about

what has been lost

if you...

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