Sunday, December 26, 2010



woman sends man to war

in the name of god almighty.

it began with that apple, you know.

the woman feels first, eats first--

and changes the

world completely.

bleeding man, rib missing,

rises raging

from mother earth,

hard on

for all against him.

pendulum; raised to a height

& cocked at the right

strains loose and

falls heavy

on the head of



balanced warily on her throat, mourns

what he can still see

but no longer reach in her.

from the dirt, woman rises

and learns to love herself, without permission.

and in that action

the world is born yet again.

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