Two Views of Adam & Eve

Why God Gave Us Time

A forever ago, drifting in daydreams
God dropped time
Like a heavenly hairpin on a golden sidewalk.

He searched his pockets when he woke
Then the entire kingdom, but failed to find it.
So He said to no one, “What is time, a tuft
of angel hair, a demon claw, a useless thing to me.”
But he kept on creating universe
after universe to search… almost forgetting why.

When he found it, he gave it to Adam
To remind him he would die–
That was after Eve made the first apple pie.

apples

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