In the beginning everyone was ocean. There were no boundaries and everyone just flowed. Your body was considered only a body of water. And somewhere in there was you. This is how you would grow: like a mysterious island rising out of the ocean. It was this way with everyone and no one seemed to mind. The wind would come of course and work up all the water into waves. That was how come you could feel things. Whatever shape the waves were taking that was what you would be feeling. And so everyone was a body of water feeling waves within itself and with no one knowing anything about boundaries. Everyone was free to spill into everyone else and no one seemed to mind. Now look. At night the water would change. The moon would come out and everyone's waves would begin to make them feel pretty good. And so they would press close to each other and kiss and hug and rub all over each other because it felt good, see? And it was the moon that would work up all the water beneath the waves with currents and tides, which was why they felt this way. It was something that was inherent in every body of water. At some point, however, everyone stopped thinking of themselves as bodies of water and only thought of each other as islands rising unmysteriously out of nothing. Everyone's body became another tourist attraction and no one really seemed to mind. Everyone felt that was a pretty okay way to live.
Everyone was okay with it.
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Wagner Israel Cilio lives in a sun porch in Lincoln, NE where he performs with his art cult rock experience Brothers Family Temple. He has been published in Robot Melon. Recently he quit his job at an organic food co-op where he worked as a cashier for three years. You can find him online at We Are All Good People and We Love Everything.