by Mia Griso Dryer
but make it they (singular)
he created them
male and female he created them
and called their name Adam.
and while God took his rest
Adam ripped out their ribs and left two thin scars on their chest
they made Eden within Eden
and then made Eve.
and Eve went out to hunt and found oestrogen in the trees
came back drunk on the leaves
and in this moment of bliss
she kissed Adam’s vocal cords
stretched them to octaves that didn’t yet exist
and in return they collected the notes they didn’t need
left them at her feet
like an offering.
and as the sun climbed higher
they learnt to strum on muscle fibres
sung into each other’s lungs
to inflate them.
and God, tempted by this flesh and bone home
vowed to make one of his own
and one day he would.
but though he had made them good they had made themselves sacred
yes before serpents and fig leaves
we were once naked
and not ashamed.
Mia Griso Dryer is a 19 year old student from North London. Mia has just completed an Art Foundation, and is preparing to study a BA in English at Cambridge. For more of their work follow @mgdcreative on Instagram.