wordsout by godfrey rust
BREAKING THE CHAINS  < 3 of 61 >


So many stars ...

Nuclear family

It wasn't so much a fall
as a fallout.

Eve split the apple
and began a Cain reaction
which no one was Abel to stop.

None has since escaped the sickness—
see how the children glow!
Beneath achievement's blossoming cloud
we measure out our half-lives,
radiant with sin.


Godfrey Rust 1986, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for permissions.

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