Friday, May 18, 2012

The Serpent Muses

Everyone other than Adam and Eve
Understands you need rain in paradise.
Not everyone seems clear on the reason.

I'm getting a bit suspicious myself.
What we call paradise is very nice
Most of the time, hellish on occasion.

We're putting a lot of pressure on it,
Trying to cram it all into our mouths.
Would it be possible to surrender

The idea of somewhere ever better,
The idea of anything more, more peace,
More joy, more contentment, more loveliness?

Maybe not. Maybe the only reason
We know the rain in paradise is rain
Is because paradise itself is pain.

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