Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Adam,my first man

Adam, the first
made from dirt and the bones of a woman
yet carried by earth

this is the first Adam
shedding land and water
for hunger

temptation, ice in the belly
an apple beyond reach
you've got hands but

this doesn't mean you can
make a fist around
everything you can touch

Adam, sleeps to fend off
boredom that comes
when one sees too much of heaven

plentiful to waste, a significant
 missing of wants
 soft stone for a bed

laughter echos alone over water
like God's spirit
until soft hands nudged you awake

Adam, mine you are a different name
half syllables of a song
unapproved lyrics.

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