We can rewrite the narrative.
Eve eats the apple and leaves the Garden
fortified by knowledge and multiplied by wisdom,
leaves the comfort of the first mirage,.
to find the greater world
where good and evil
make things grow and die.

Better entertainment there
though Adam doesn’t see
the forest for the trees,
or heaven in the earth,
or missing bees.
Eve, fed up, says, ‘Adam—clean this up—
What’s happened to the bees?’

–Bonny Finberg


Poetry

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