Care For an Apple?

Premeditated flickers 
beneath lifeless eyes

whisper, “come here.”

As fangs display,
she leaps away

from the striking snake.

Shouting encouragement to her hoe
she swings, reflexively, reactively,

righteously in response to preemption.

As dead eyes flicker out,
she weeps,
wondering of fruit and trees.

2 thoughts on “Care For an Apple?”

  1. An interesting twist to the famous story of our beginnings. I like to believe that the change or consequences are coming because of what she did.

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