over the apple?
Eavesdropping Adam heard her say
to the snake-oil salesman she was not born yesterday.
is not the abyss,
but visceral innocence. Kiss
the windfall of the world," she heard him whisper, or hiss.
Cried all three.
"You shall creep the earth.
And you shall labor giving birth.
And as for you, you shall toil and sweat for all you're worth."
hope to die,
stick a needle in
your eye. That is the awful oath
of childhood, chapter and verse, genesis of the lie.
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