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The fall

From the very beginning
nothing was ruled out
and nothing ruled in
except choice,
but every choice
rules out another. 

And so we are excluded
from the garden.
Pain is included.
Only love and its sacrifice
remains a choice
without limitation.

Written to introduce the bible reading Genesis 3 1-15 in the carol service sequence The last straw.

Godfrey Rust, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for details of permissions for use.