Latent Illness: A Poem

  Photo by Deveney White

Photo by Deveney White

Latent illness,
like the fat of pigs; rendered through trauma.
a testament to generational wounds’
affront on nubility

again – a try at cyclic repetition
away from things
all else –
I've found myself
in a
nowhereland
uninhabited

the people there
with no faces
and no depth

whisper only
through slits
and no-mouths

feet: bloody.

awash with
grand, desperation

donation image.png

We need community support to continue publishing!

Articles and artwork like these are only possible through your contributions. Please donate today to sustain the wellbeing of artists, writers, healers, and LGBTQ2IA+ people of color.

You can also support our team by picking up
a Rest for Resistance print zine, bag, or shirt.


Image description:

A Black person with a short 'fro is outside, naked, back to the camera. They are facing a thicket with wayward branches and leaves. Their right arm is outstretched.


About Deveney White:

Atlanta-based agender/queer photographer who specializes in natural, ephemeral, timeless moments. Lover of the cornflower blue crayon, 90s culture, Lisa Frank, and social justice/human rights. They daydream frequently and play the ukulele. Follow @deveneywhite on Instagram.

About N.F. Stratton:

N.F. Stratton is an American writer that explores aspects of pain correlated with the Human condition. Stratton most often toes the line between romance/love and malignant obsession as a means of highlighting one of the greater Human tragedies.