HELLO WORLD, Sarah T. Jewell

Hello World
by Sarah T. Jewell

I separate the darks from the whites, Godlike
as I do laundry. There is a genesis in my pelvis.
I wonder how God was swollen before He gave birth
to the universe. What orifice opened, what bones
were bent? If we are made in His image, why
do I feel so spent? The app tells me my baby
is the size of a lime. That makes me miss
margaritas, the tequila, the salt stars...
On the ultrasound, the fetus glows, a constellation.
I can see his hand. Her hand? A wave
is ambiguous as Aloha, it could mean hello
or goodbye. Hello, I whisper, and start to cry.
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Barking Sycamores is a literary journal entirely edited and operated by queer neurodivergent people of color. We publish poetry, artwork, short fiction (beginning with Issue 3), creative nonfiction (beginning with Issue 8), and hybrid genre work (beginning with Issue 9) by emerging and established neurodivergent writers as well as essays on neurodiversity and literature and book reviews (beginning with Issue 10).

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