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Six Days: A Creation Myth

I.
The markings of the world:
disc of desert blur,
concentric sphere imagining itself
divided and conquered.
A man’s rusted compass,
a woman’s hint of blue shadow.

II.
The heart as a spiral.
Red path engraved with dates,
postmark of memory.

III.
Math of desire:
addition of “I want”
subtraction of “you want”
caught in the web of signs.
Love’s artifact filled with
whose heaven, whose earth?

IV.
How music begins–
captured bird song
blank lines
silence.

V.
Connect the letters
to create the garden’s apple
perfect red and its echo.

VI.
Stars as necklace
bird as witness
glass as vapor
all embraced
from the beginning.

Originally Published by Issue Ten, click here to view article.