A regular story

Rubens wonders

how to put that ripple of unrest

in Paradise where it doesn’t belong.

It can’t be there — or how then,

for won’t then

Heaven, too, be spoiled?

He sleeps and dreams Eve,

who comes wanting not knowing —

and in an arc the dream falls

from the snake to the woman to the man.


For Jim and Nancy Forest

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