Chicano Poet

Monday, January 29, 2007


The scientists arrived upon the scene,
astounded, brought there by wild rumors,
not believing their eyes.

Yet, there they stood in front
of the very tree Eve had eaten from
and handed the forbidden fruit to Adam.

Adam had swallowed it guiltily
just like the first time
he entered Eve.

The scientists stood in amazement,
shuffled from foot to foot
before the mythological tree.

And there was fruit upon it.
A female scientist reached for the fruit involuntarily,
she stopped herself, shook uncontrollably,

looked in horror at her colleagues
and gasped for ancient air.
The tree has seen it all---

leaf after leaf, branch after branch,
fruit after fruit, man after man,
God after innumerable God.



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