Cameron Bocanegra

From Eve to God

Your first child, Adam, did you make him with love?

As I blink
His hand wraps around a lamb bone sucked clean
He swings with shut eyes, bloodies my mouth

When he wakes to an empty bed
When you pity his sorrow

Remember who I am
Your child
Your first sin

A rib sharp enough to break skin.

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Cameron Bocanegra is a queer Latina Texan. She studied English education and journalism at Baylor University and graduated in 2020. You can find her at