Forbidden, I see you from afar

Crafted by heaven and kissed by Creation

“Do not eat of the tree”

But what of the other gifts in the garden?

Can I not avail myself?


See the roots

Reaching down into the world below

Pulling life inside

Nourishing earth granting strength


See the trunk

Supple and strong

Allure inherent in the form

A simple sway in all the storms of life


See the fruit

The flesh

Soft enough to satisfy

Beneath the touch of lips

Firm enough

To urge a strong bite into


Parched, grant me drink

Scorched, grant me shade

Dead, take me in to give you life

Delight in my yearning, absolute


Take me, that I may know you inside and out