Outside Eden

Outside Eden

1777 1333 Mary Sayler

Away from the flaming torches,
everything grows dark.

Does God never
want me near?

I turn back to look,
but angels loom,
and sparks drip from wings
as though they’re bleeding.

I hear a lion roar.

Is this called fear?

I do not know what I can eat now –
every berried bite a potential toxin,
waiting to take hold.

I don’t know where or when to sleep,
but I drop down, exhausted,
hoping the serpent
won’t coil around my ear.

 


Originally published in Outside Eden, Aldrich Press, Kelsay Books (2014). Reprinted with permission and love.

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Mary Sayler

Mary Harwell Sayler began reading the Bible and writing poems as a child and has since placed 28 books in all genres with Christian and educational publishers. Over 2,000 of her poems, articles, devotionals, and children's stories have appeared in magazines, take-home papers, anthologies, and e-zines. She’s also written 3 Kindle e-books on various aspects of writing, and she regularly blogs on Bible topics and poetry.

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