she had said,
“A talking snake
tried to tempt me

into eating
the no-no fruit
but I didn’t listen”

instead of,
“I know something
you don’t know”

I’d never
have tasted
her juicy taunt.

Image CreditShane

Many poems published in many small presses. One book, working on another. Catholic school boy, military veteran, ex-con. May get out of this life with my appendix and tonsils intact, without having to be catharized. Wish me luck.