Leaving Eden

Leaving Eden

A Poem by Montag

The Fall of Man


Leaving Eden



and we had eaten of the forbidden fruit

and it displeased Him

and He came searching for us in his mocking, terrifying way

calling, ‘Where art thou?  Where art thou?’

and we could not escape

and his wrath was lightning in our eyes

and his wrath was thunder fallen down upon us

and his wrath split us apart from that existence we had been dreaming

but we could not escape


afterward I became aware

of the coolness of the breeze

her strange sobs, the way she tore and clutched at herself as if trying to extract

what cannot be extracted, and

the wind blew colder still and we shivered together and at the same moment came to know

we were naked

and I hid my face


*          *          *          


Our angelic escort gestured toward the morning sun

I know we must have lingered, or tried to

but really there was nothing to do but get started

and yes, it was hard not to feel a little discarded

leaving that haven wherein wisdom was so closely guarded

© 2021 Montag

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Added on June 16, 2021
Last Updated on July 8, 2021
Tags: religion Christian, Christianity



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A Poem by Montag