gordon nosworthy


Original Sin


this isfundamental
accidents arenot accidental
when evear spat the apple
deadon into the mouth of adamear
he ate
&our teeth still ache

ear had a tooth pulled
gave it to earfriend as a keepsake
earfriend wore the keepsake
for nostalgia’s sake

the tooth decayed
earfriend forgot ear
what one remembers
another probably forgets
time heals most mementoes

ear had more teeth
rotting his head
like carrots gone to earth
but ear
cold not forget his gifts
for ear
could not forget his mouth

Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Topic of this poem: love


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