Genesis (2023)

When God made the heavens and the earth


and plastic and
a house fire and
the crack in the sidewalk

and magpies

trumpets were playing.

I’ve always thought your song sounded like you
were asking a question
what could you possibly have left in this world
to discover

Pick the first shiny thing you see
and rope it round your neck.

Teach me how to carry your life with you.


the first thing I noticed was the silence.