Son, I see
In you, I see
all the world's evolution—
the glistening feathers that drape over
hollow bird bones.
The sweet salamander
basking on the bark of the fallen tree.
The horse that rears up, the dog that stands
the first man who stood bipedal to watch the moon.
I see you- bioluminescence behind your eyes.
The clockwork mechanisms of machinery.
The first wave on the first shore.
The first breath on a woven linen loom.
The first footstep
on the sand, the concrete, the rock of that same moon.
Amaya's work revolves around the bizarre nature of human emotion and strives to tell a story that is both absurd and relatable. She is the former editor in chief of Santa Fe University of Art and Design's literary magazine Glyph and she has been published in Capricious Magazine, Welcome to the Future Anthology, and Concis Magazine. Currently, Amaya acts as a feedback editor for Blood Tree Literature.