The End of Eden

“The End of Eden” Eve offered it to Adam: “Take a bite!” Meanwhile, the devil wormed his slimy way into the apple’s core and out of sight. “Hey, Eve, where did you find this fruit today?” My friend, the snake, said ‘eat it’ and I did.” As Eve complained her stockings had a run, poor…

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Communication

Habitual, at end of day he comes to talk. His dark, brown eyes are piercing me: “I’m ready for my lesson, please.” And, so, our game begins. I mouth the dark, black, circled ‘ohm’. Inspired, the terrier in him ‘tempts guttural with teeth and tongue He must repeat, now, what he hears yet issues forth…

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“She’s Gone”

When he’s here, I’ll not be there. Everyone knows I’m a coward who’ll refuse his foot-in-the-door. I’ll pull the shades turn off the light throw the chain-bolt. I will be sneaky as he is punctual.

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“You Take My Hand”

  and in that gesture satisfy my dizzy, naked need, spellbound as spent leaf whose golden moment has no hunger left but blissful floats mid magic flutter back to earth.

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