The Snake Did It

Eve“The Snake Did it”

God’s
warning:
obey rules.
“No Red-Rum fruit,
fool!”

Snake
sneaky,
bending branch
rolled apple to
Eve!

Eve;
Adam’s
rib,  shaken.
Her innocence
flown!

Eve’s
island
idyllic:
her paradise
gone!

(Japanese Lanterne Pattern: syllable count: 12341)

Trifextra: “Chain-smoker”

Prompt:  the Rolling Stones “Sympathy For the Devil”

“Chain-smoker”

The devil’s gotta way with me.

I’ve heard his beat before.

Hand me another cigarette

before you leave my door.

Hey, baby, strum my lyre.

Give me another burn

before my bud expires.