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Posted: January 29th. 2006 3:34:37 AM

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Adam's Lust

by Stifyn Emrys

Age Group: Adult

Round and round the pole of May
They dance in August’s warm decay
The flies that flit and buzz and bite
Rejoicing in the tragic plight

Of revelers from Beltanes past
Whose vacant eyes are now downcast
How came the lady and the lord
To flee this place they once adored?

To hasten with the ferryman
Across that stream no bridge can span
Two coins for the eyeless worms
Beneath the barrow, ’twixt the berms …

That guard the Realm of Camelot
That lofty dream brought down to naught
By Zeus or Baal or Jupiter
By Set or Typhon, ancient cur

That god whose ego spans the skies,
Were we to psychoanalyze
Perhaps we’d dare admit for once
The folly of his arrogance

In whose own image we were cast
By our own choice, from first to last
Our aspirations given form
Amidst the rash and heedless storm

That dealt to Job a fate unjust
That taunted man with his own lust
That baited Adam, turned on Eve
Was it the serpent which deceived?

Or was it truly our own mind?
Forever naked, ever blind
We wander exiled o’er the land
Forgotten birthright still in hand

Now wisdom cries out in the streets
A harlot that we’re sure to meet
But one we never recognize
Or dare to look straight in her eyes

We speak so bold but question not
We ravish her, then leave to rot
The beauty that we never knew
That innocence forever true

And so we’ll dance as ghosts one day
Around the pole that first of May
Our fallen mother ne’er to rise
Beneath the soot of veiled skies

Where now are we, the proud and vain?
So slow to see, so quick to blame
Our childish god has run away
And we have nowhere left to play

The filthy flies our only heirs
To filthy lies and petty cares
Remembering what might have been
When time was young and Earth was green

copyright 2006
Stephen Provost

Author's Location: San Luis Obispo, California
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