DNA

BY NOOR JABER

                                         everything begins
                                       in soft
                                    blood
                               memory
                                     of

                                           cells
                                               sickness of
                                                   tissue/mothers

                                                                 of
                                                          marrow

                                              trauma
                                            of
                                         lungs wounds of

                                      throat swallow sharp

                                                         bones before i sing/scrape

                                                                          my teeth before i talk
                                                                      all this

                                                          residue

                                       was once something
                            whole all these
                                rivers

                                     yearn

                                             for ocean

                                                     every
                     memory

                                        begins

                                                         in

                                blood


Artwork: TAOTYAM