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

 

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