archetypical apple

 

What strange poison

did woman reach

for in the garden?

 

mother of all living bit into death for all

 

Was it a stinging tree

that touched her with

heart-shaped leaves?

 

intoxicating nature of toxic relations

 

Was she anesthetized

by curare-tipped dart

from satan’s blowpipe?

 

it can kill as easily as it can cure

 

Would eve even

succumb to snakeroot,

from salesman selling herbs?

 

fruit to make wise and pleasing to eyes

 

Would she suspect

the seeds of lovely apple

convey hydrogen cyanide?

 

seed of deception is sin, fruit of sin is death

 

 

 

 

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MNL
    Jan 28, 2018 @ 03:51:14

    cyanide in apple seeds? oops … thinks about how many apple seeds I’ve swallowed as a kid. I guess I just got lucky I never reached the tipping point

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  2. Singledust
    Jan 25, 2018 @ 05:46:16

    mother of all living bit into death for all – how she was enticed and fooled.

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 25, 2018 @ 02:43:19

    The tend to think the poison is always inside humans… the poison of the plants is just our tools to harm with sin or negligence

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  4. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jan 24, 2018 @ 22:16:35

    Oh brilliant–the ultimate poison. Loved this, Lynn.

    Reply

  5. revivedwriter
    Jan 24, 2018 @ 20:22:22

    Amazing and a creative take on the prompt!

    Reply

  6. wolfsrosebud
    Jan 24, 2018 @ 18:45:06

    Whatever it was we’re all paying for it…

    Reply

  7. Beverly Crawford
    Jan 24, 2018 @ 18:18:06

    Oh good grief! The apple? Now that’s the last straw! lol All things in moderation seems to be a life-saving measure. Informative write!

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