Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

November 24, 2019

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Intimacy with White Snake

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November 24, 2019

Photo by Tobias Greitzke on Unsplash 

electric fingers

I’m sweating honey and I don’t know

how to unlove you. your skin hovering

over mine like angels in the cold, like

if we touch it’d be lightning strikes and

moon-splinterings. and at night you trace

the wind from...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Sofia Sforza on Unsplash  

BE HERE NOW

by Ceara Hennessey

            Chelsea is a shotgun person, you see. She goes off when her trigger is pulled. We were watching kids throw rocks at trees in Bryant Park when the mother of a nine year old b...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Ahmet Sali on Unsplash 

How Love Becomes a Silhouette 

There is this song I dig deep

to break its lyrics: its rhythm

is in early school assembly

drums & watching happy

children running to school.

-& sometimes, like loving

a girl who is water, the song

lo...

November 24, 2019

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catharsis 

There is a portion of your lips / where I bury my soul

when you kiss me. It is made of honey / and the taste of love.

There is a portion of your heart / that guides me into songs and dance-

A path to voices / that ha...

November 24, 2019

 Photo by Lee Campbell on Unsplash 

Move On Up

by Jacqueline Doyle

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On my 18th birthday my friends threw a party in my room in a big high-rise dorm in Ann Arbor and someone gave me a new LP by Curtis Mayfield. He was wearing shades and beads and yellow bel...

November 24, 2019

Photo: "Anywhere" by Lynne Schmidt 

forest dreams

I stare into a phantasmagoric pond in my dreams, with Neverland’s nightlights shining in my face and illuminating me like Rimbaud or Narcissus. A dewy daydream inside of a dream. A montage of malisons / maledictions drape...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Karen Cantú Q on Unsplash 

Godiva Leaves Town

by Nikoletta Gjoni

            In an effort to erase the shame, stories will later say she roamed through empty streets under a canopy of darkened clouds, head down, arms l...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash 

New cloth

Your pattern pinned itself to the fray of me

the first day. Not yet stitched, aligning

fragile tissue, judging bias -  the wounded

cut carefully

always holding their breath.

When they remade you, I slept

on a hospital couc...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash 

Collapse 

We arrived in sunlight and departed in sunlight,

the summer sky turning pink, turning blue, purple,

black. Summer of meteors and shooting stars.

A collision of stars can cause a black hole – they sink

to the cent...

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