The Garden

And in that moment
when he saw her
partake of the angel that
was the “forbidden fruit”
of the tree of God,
Adam realized he
was inadequate.
He saw what the woman
pulled from his body
knew long before, that
he was dim and
dirt-made. That the angel
was her own piece of
forever to consume, while
he was merely her
limitation in paradise.
And Adam felt the heave
of less-than like the first
heart that ever broke,
then told Eve to
put some fucking clothes on.