by Eric Rosenbloom
copyright 2010

Lilith the earth has drawn the waters to her
And grown a tree that branches over the ocean
And screens the sky from its jealous view

Adam takes the proffered fruit
And dwells with Lilith among the limbs
And leaves of her mortal garden

She is fair and he her king, but Eve
Her clouded brow is drawing him apart
To live again with her as ever

He promises return but knows not which
And Lilith dies, and he dies too, or lives
With Eve our queen to return, to return

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