Once God had rested from His creation,
He wanted to get Adam’s opinion
of creatures that were Earth’s population.
To God, Adam was more than His minion.
“Whatever you call each will be its name,”
He said, “and you will have full dominion
and freedom to go naked without shame,
and do what you will; I will not pinion.
But do not touch the garden’s centerpiece --
your life will be the penalty for this.
It violates the one term of your lease.
I can’t stress this with too much emphasis,
because, once you can tell good from evil,
you’ll throw the whole thing into upheaval."