Carcasses like any other

Their bodies, so filled with the hotness of love and rage, spun with the corpses of other mermen and other men and other humans, and together, they created the core of the earth. Together, they let their hotness mold, and their bitterness and anger permeated the ocean with salt, and the thousands of bodies layered on top of each other, crammed so tightly air could not even form pockets, swirled with gravity to make mud, which the sun cooked into red clay.

Many today believe a story about a god who took his hands and formed man from clay, but the truth is clay was made from man. Dirt was created from decay, from the demise of man.

Lily Hoang, “Creation,” The Evolutionary Revolution.