Forbidden Fruit (draft 4)
by Leonard M Hawkes
Such delectable forbidden fruit--
I know the story well.
Eve plucked off the apple,
And Adam chose his Hell.
It's true, I know, of Beauty;
"There's more than meets the eye."
Reach out to possess it and
It looks to be a lie.
But Friendship? Oh, how could this be?
This Soul we've shared for years:
A Lion's grasp, an adder's Tongue?
Sweet poisoned Truth and Fear.
Author's Note: Thoughts on an old friendship.
Posted on 10/29/2001
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