Autobiography of Eve

Autobiography of Eve by Ansel Elkins

Wearing nothing but snakeskin

boots, I blazed a footpath, the first

radical road out of that old Kingdom

toward a new unknown.

When I came to see those great flaming gates

of burning gold,

I stood alone in terror at the threshold

between Paradise and Earth.

There I heard a mysterious echo:

my own voice

singing to me from across the forbidden

side. I shook awake --

at once alive in a blaze of green fire.


Let it be known: I did not fall from grace.


I leapt

to freedom.


I am blown away by that poem. BLOWN AWAY. I've memorized it so that I can keep it with me all the time...

Happy Friday!