A poem for women

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Autobiography of Eve

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 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.

Ansel Elkins

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2 thoughts on “A poem for women

  1. That’s DEAD right.. fwiw, it is the sort epiphany after a long journey I’ve found happens also. What don’t kill ya makes ya stronger and can grow character.

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