another weekend in Eden

March 18, 2012 § 2 Comments

another Friday night
so far as they knew
anyway, Adam
lounging against a rock
no navel
to absently poke
a finger into
no walls for
mirrors to torment
Eve with vanity
or self doubt
they had only themselves
to finish each others sentences

about the kaleidoscope
of foliage,
the strange antics
of the recently named animals,
and the mysterious being
occasionally spotted wandering
through paradise

and so they
carried on
blissfully ignorant

trying not to listen
to the suggestions
of one creature,
the one
hyperactively bouncing
on his still
intact legs,
the one
with the wet lisp
the one
“let’s this party started!”


§ 2 Responses to another weekend in Eden

  • Ina says:

    And some party it became! 🙂 Great poem, thank you for making me smile.

  • Thomas Davis says:

    LOL! Yep, and when we lived in a place called Carlton, Minnesota in one of the coldest places in the United States, where storms coming over Lake Superior could dump several feet of snow and then plunge the temperatures to 40 below zero, our next door neighbor used to say, leaning over the fence between our two yards, “Well, there’s got to be some price for living in paradise.”
    This is a great, great poem.

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