take and eat…

It’s poetry day, friends…this is the latest in a series of poems I’ve got going based upon the first few chapters of Genesis…it’s continuing to follow in the “midrash” tradition. I’m tweaking it still but I like where it dents in and out so to speak well enough to share today:

genesis: eat

I know the other voice
in the garden
near the tree
silky, sibilant
each sentence end
dropping suddenly
sotto voce-

sketching stunning spectacle
words fill me
with false flattery
a meal I can touch
but not take in-

it leaves me
lacking
hungry for excess
spent without cause-

the promise, then,
this fruit, hanging ripe and red
held up as antiphon
to my newly minted need
calls out simply-

take and eat

©adc 2010

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