That first bite full of delicious
temptation filled their minds
with more stars than the heavens
granted every night.
They awoke like gods
to see their bars and did not
want to go on living caged
and kept like well-trained pets.
They saw that the garden
was no more than a zoo where they
had arrived late. After light and the
firmament and the fish and fauna …
but better off than the angels
who had already been taken into bondage.
Looking back they would forget
that they had lost nothing, and learned
that the sky had a reason for being blue;
and that apples could be had
any time of any day.
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