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Drown

Eve

Every time
I get to the bit
where the serpent
                                     sidles up to Eve
telling the most blatant lie 
I always think

This time she won't fall for it
not this time
not our Eve

and every time
I get to the bit
where she takes the fruit
(turning it lovingly in her artless fingers,
stomach hollow with desire) 
I always think

DON'T DO IT
surely this time she won't do it

but she does
every time, damn it
she does