Read Poem: It is Written, by Paulos Ioannou

It is written that Adam and Eve were kicked

out of paradise to pain and suffering

because Eve enticed Adam to

taste the fruit from the tree of knowledge.

This is simply a misapprehension

made by prudish patriarchs.

Adam looked at Eve and found her good.

Overwhelmed by her beauty

a great longing took over his senses

and committed concupiscence.

He did not need to consume the fruit from the tree

to know the good thing lying next to him.

Eve’s earthly smell, well developed hips

the round pointy breasts were so potent

he decided that it was much better to

hold her in his embrace and enjoy sex

rather than sit around in Paradise

taking care of god’s garden.

Adam may have been innocent

but he was not stupid.