Red bones, golden bones, reduced bones. Bones spark. Gray shards gravel out voice from fire. In the palm light grains shift, part of the hand again. Watching my father dance by water's edge, I wonder what primitive ceremony rules.
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Legendary novelist and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison explains why beauty is absolutely necessary in an interview from the magazine’s archives; Molly Ringwald channels adolescent grief in her reading of “Guests,” a story by Mary Terrier; and poet Alex Dimitrov reads his poem “Impermanence.”