Original Sin

I. The Serpent
I watch her eye it hungrily
and I know I have succeeded.
Soon shall come man’s downfall —
but the battle’s not yet won.
This is only the beginning.

II. Eve
“No,” I pleaded, “We must not.”
But he fixed me with this stare —
knowing, laughing, and mocking.
“You shall know,” he said.
“You shall not die.”

III. Adam
I know we must not.
But she handed me the fruit
and I just cannot refuse.
For she is mine.
Everything that’s hers is mine.

IV. The Tree of Knowledge
The fruit I bear is both gift and curse
for I am good and I am evil.
With that first bite, he gained both.
Hence, man sealed his fate —


Author: Aira Mallapre

Aira, a dreamer by day and crammer by night, has been singing out of tune since 1995.

One thought on “Original Sin”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s