As the first woman
Reached high for that forbidden treasure
After temptation fell in place
And her battle was lost,
I reached for you.
Bitten by the snake, I was
Blinded by the lust to taste that fruit
Only to find my eyes opened
To the inevitability of my demise.
I knew better than to touch much less taste.
Yes, I know, Father said you’d be bad for me
But oh what a taste it was.
Now naked I stand before you,
My soul barren
Except for the knowledge of my mistake.
But how could I resist you?
Perfect you were though not mine to sample.
From you I now know sin.
Such a luscious treat to cause so many difficulties…
Alas I know better now
Than to fall into the trap of the Serpent yet again.
One bite was enough for me.
The scent, the flavor, the feel of your sweet flesh
Is branded in my mind
Never to be replaced by another.
A constant reminder of my weakness.