Sara Anderson

Rather than a God who

created the world in six days,

a feudal lord stomping about pointing,

declaring What Was To Be and How,

I think it more likely God quietly rose

one morning, stoked the morning’s fire

and in the deepening warmth

brought dough to rise, then sat

and in the new light threaded a needle

and sewed us into being

humming as She did

the quiet canticle of beginnings.


Sara Anderson is a native Iowan. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and daughter. She has an affinity for tuxedo cats.