Let There Be Light

When God uttered
his absurd command,
he was standing here,
upon this stone.

And yet, so help me,
darkness was not dark
until light was born.

This is where
Adam first spied
the radiant Eve,
wearing nothing
but a smile,
with the sunset
in her hair.

Feel their warm
in the ground,
beyond which
great herds
of unnamed animals

Then Cain, then Abel
were conceived,
and from their
sweat and blood
thistles grew.

While Adam dug
and Eve sewed,
God wondered
what to do.

He stopped here,
looking for an answer,
and here, and here,
taking solace
in the night.

August 12, 2005

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