“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 Adam tasted evil that was hid.
They say the silkworm had such enterprise
began as root of fashion in his day.
And was a way the devil could devise
to cost poor Adam all his daily pay.
Oh, Eden’s lost; our hero’s doomed they say
when Eve did stitch a fig leaf round his bay.