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Genesis

Genesis (or, how to write a story) by Deryn Mierlak With small cuts the story comes into the world. Face. Hair. A kiss, hanging off a pink circle. You grab at images milk-soft, rolling in waters and lights, the skin of their words polished and shiny, splitting like an insect’s shell, as they near you. They fall through your skin, leave faint marks then cut through. Their edges make lines of pain across your body that form into blunt hieroglyphs, that natural history of ordered lines, then words. The story demands blood– with each drop you give it resembles something closer to simian, intelligent, alive. you tell it how it should live without gods, you let your dirty voice scratch its ceiling. a genesis is the creation of space sudden space, angles poured out into darkness. it is that which cannot be replicated, nor stolen: you do not know it but it is the story of your pain. notes/comments on this poem: writing a story is hard. Like giving birth, in a way. There is …