Form: Poetry
Written: Spring 2012
Recognized by: The Conference on Christianity and Literature’s Student Writing Contest, 2012 (3rd place)

When Adam told Eve, “There’s an ugly in you,”
she threw down her half-eaten

grabbed her snakeskin suitcase,
and stuffed inside every shade of fig leaf
from her side of the garden.

Eve danced out of Adam’s sight,
swinging her hips and hair.
Without stopping once,

she walked
all the way West of the garden,
and found a round rock by a riverbed

to place her bare buttocks upon.
There, Eve butterfly-kicked in the shallows,
spitting passion

fruit seeds mindlessly into the bank,
making the River of Life
run blue.

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