Saquina Karla C. Guiam

Creation Myth


what if sky and sea were lovers and then bird came into their lives,

told the sky they needed them more than sea did,   gave sky a thousand glittery things,   said each one had a story to tell that could lull you to dream without ghosts walking on you in your sleep


what if bird took sky’s heart with them

and flew away with it


what if sea got so angry

sea ripped pieces of them and sky and flung them in the space they breathed and formed land


what if bird laid sky’s heart on earth: that which became the reason why long-distance relationships don’t last—


anyway, what if sky’s heart broke

and from it came the first humans


Saquina Karla C. Guiam is in graduate school. Her works are featured/forthcoming on Venus Mag, The Rising Phoenix Review, Geoliterary, Werkloos Mag, Feminine Inquiry, and others. She is the Roots nonfiction editor of Rambutan Literary and the Social Media Manager of Umbel & Panicle.

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