Handmade Clones

And on the 8th Day, God said, “Let there be a blank slate, one not yet defined” // Then on the 9th Day, the slate saw another, one not empty, but drawn on; one with its identity etched into its glass surface // The 10th Day, the blank slate, me, replicating the other’s identity, copying its character onto itself; scratching its patterns, its hobbies, its interests, and its lifestyle deeper onto its own surface, until it thought it became its own // But on Day 11, God couldn’t even tell the difference between the two for the first had adopted and become the second slate // And on the 12th Day, the slates were the same… except the first knew it wasn’t itself.

From the 826CHI Student Publication: I Will Hold You Like a Bible

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