Grace and Peace to you.
Thank God Eden is guarded
by an angel with a flaming sword.
Since the beginning of consciousness
it seems we’ve been trying to go back
and get that first day right
all over again, re-doing it, correcting
something so compellingly wrong,
all of us, like crusaders swarming a wall,
over and over again,
walking desperately backwards,
until the day we give it up for lost
and turn around
and live frontwards
for a little bit.
continuing moment by moment;
as winds out of the now
prevent the previous
from condensing into anything.
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