(x = space)

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A Book of Second or Third Genesis

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What if Adam had

Eaten first?

On the outside, maybe

Pretty much the same

And on the inside

A righteous change

To history

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Though, of course,

We wouldn’t know it

What we’d know

Is maybe men

Forfending, maybe

Or a readier

Different sort

Of heart from women

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Forgiveness all around

You see,

It’s possible

And it’s possible

Men would have understood

Something more

Of consequence

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Hmm, is it possible

The hurt of childbirth

Might have been

Visited the other way?

And to get us through

Each day,

Might men have learned

To ask direction from

The partner species?

Not because of childbirth

But because,

You know,

Each day

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A second book of Genesis

Isn’t around the

Corner up ahead

Unless there is

A fanciful commission

But a forthcoming way to think

That doesn’t hurt

Except in ego’s pocket

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Might help

A world

(a human world)

That is at present torn up

Over truth

A service, by the way,

Of creativity

To fill

A needful break in solid life

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C L Couch

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