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Eden's epiphany

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Eden's epiphany

Eve came, her bush brushing through,
figuring fig was sufficient to 
leave that feeling behind, 
(was it even a word, good or evil)
to converse with her landlord
before her in the clearing, clearly annoyed.

"Where have you been Eve?, 
 I've been looking for you." 
Her first thought was not 
"You know very well where I've been, 
 you are the Landlord, aren't you?". 
She was a bit overwhelmed with 
 the fresh emotions in her mind.

Showing newfound respect (fear?) she replied 
"I have been in the lush green, 
 making love with the Other." 
She thought maybe the Landlord would tell her, 
 to go back to doing what she had been doing, 
 but instead, the Landlord said 
 "You haven't been eating the fruit 
 I told you not to, have you?".
 
Eve, new to the idea, might have
 thought "You know very well I've eaten it, 
 you are the Landlord, aren't you?". 
But innocent was her first thought
 and she admitted that she had,
 further offering "The Other did too".
 
Landlord, fixed his view of her 
 and proceeded to quote from memory
 "You have violated the terms of
 the lease to this land and therefore
 the penalty clause comes into effect."
 
"You, Eve, and the Other tenant too,
 will vacate said premises effective
 immediately!"
 
Eve, taken aback by the newfound
 demeanor of Landlord, simply asked
 "But why Landlord do you treat
 me - us, so sharply?"
To which Landlord replied ominously
 "You have committed the original sin!"
 
Eve, having partaken what the Landlord
 had explicitly denied to her and a bit more
 sentient than when first awoken, replied
 "But I have not committed what you say,
 it is you in fact, Landlord, who committed it."
 
Landlord, knowing the rationale about to be
 uttered, played close to the robe.
"How do you believe that Eve?"

Eve replied "Well, my Landlord, you
 know everything about everything, right?"
"Yes, I do." returned.
"And it was you who made the knowledge,
 even before you made the fruit, right?"
"Yes, I did." was uttered.
"And you did so knowing full well ahead
 that I would, I in fact MUST, take the knowledge."
"Therefore, it was you who committed the
 original sin, knowing that the Other and I
 would follow the path provided to us."

"So good and evil have become part of us,
because it is part of you, right?"

"You give a persuasive argument Eve,
but I am the Landlord, 
therefore, I make the rules."

"God damn us." Eve replied.

© Goode Guy 2012-09-05

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