Adam and Eve 2


Adam and Eve

Roy Herndon Smith

Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life –Genesis 3:17

First children of The
Father Who snares you
with the rage for love
He creates in you
by discarding you
in the Garden where
He has laid a loop
on the ground in front
of the apple tree
where you take, bite, and
fall in ecstasy;
the circle tightens,
agony tosses
you, broken and loose,
into the wild waste,
where, lost, you mistake
His wail for the wind.