Adam’s Legacy


Adam’s Legacy
-after Saint Dismas
1) Don’t obey God about what looks good to you despite that He warned you it will bring the consequence of death.  (No consequences, right?)
2) Try to put on clothes to veil the shame of feeling kind of naked now. (You won’t notice the shame if you can’t see yourself, right?)
3) Don’t answer with your location when God calls asking if you know where you are, but get scared and run and hide your not-so-naked self. (Maybe He hasn’t noticed anything since you still can’t see your shame, right?)
4) And the Son of Man continues to ask you for an honest answer for the rest of your murderous history:  ἀγαπᾷς με

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D. V. Andrews received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Saint Mary's College of California and his B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. He has studied under such notable poets as Michael Palmer, Carl Phillips, Mary Jo Bang, Brenda Hillman, Graham Foust, and Christopher Sindt. His poetry represents writing from the Western tradition with the more recent influences from Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, and Frank Bidart. He currently may be found wherever the wind wills he go, you hear the sound, you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes.