“Genesis,” by Megan Pinto (Poetry ’18)

2018 poetry alum Megan Pinto was recently featured in Plume. Read an excerpt of “Genesis” below:


God made the world with his mouth.
He spoke, and the heavens appeared.

Imagine a room with no windows
or doors (Once, trapped on elevator in Paris,


far away from everyone who knew
my name, I was free

to be anyone. I spoke
and nothing appeared. . .).


Read the rest of this poem (as well as another) here: https://plumepoetry.com/the-anonymous-city-and-genesis/