Beginnings and Endings

And so Confabulo, when you consider

the inhabitants of this storied world

‘beginning’, ‘legend’, call it as your bent

where hero, heroine, innocence and guilt

interact across the stage of time

 

While slithering from its branch or from

the undergrowth, a serpentine depiction

with an Evil plan.  On whom should we now

blame our banishment from bliss:  this man?

this woman?  this tree on which fruit of

temptation grows?  And what design

the gardener in planting?

 

Consider perhaps the serpent as a worm

sown not in a garden but in our minds

 

And thereby hangs a tale of curiosity

which in its telling, tells our world, our history

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© Johnmichael Simon

2012

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