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Adam's rebirth

I opened my eyes and saw

an unfamiliar place. The noon

sun was bright but less hot,

peeping through the gaps between


leaves of trees bearing  fruits

abundantly. The waves and sands

laughed at my nakedness as they

soaked my body with cool relief


 from the pain of forgetting the past.

I filled my lungs with the freshest air

and did my first act of moving and


walking. Hermet crabs hid inside their

borrowed monovalves. Didn’t they want

to see me? Or were they ashamed?

Or was that how


they showed respect?

I heard the cheerful birds singing

on the trees. I did not know

if they were rejoicing for my


coming or just for themselves.

Continuing my pace towards uncertainty,

a river crossed my path. There I

quenched my thirst with clear


and sweet water. I found my self

sitting on a mossy rock beside the river,

surprised by the reflection on the water:


a woman sitting beside me.


I learned the words with her.

I learned to count the suns

and moons that passed by

and children that I made


with her. We found the things

which were safe and good for us

and for our children

and for our children’s children.


Not knowing that it was

another beginning

and the best.

To God I must be thankful.

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