Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Making of Eve (Chuck)

The Making of Eve

Apollo killed his Icarus,
Luna left her admirers sad,
Isis drove Egyptians mad,
Poseidon too wet to inspire us –

Jahweh! Only great bearded Jahweh!
Strict Father of retribution
imagined the unlikely if not impossible:

The divine surgeon operated
(although Adam was not covered),
extracted a heart-protecting rib,
created procreation and the right to choose
without preliminary laparoscopy,
laser, a host of medical students observing.

Wine we drank in celebration, huzzah!
and song, a chorus of angelic interns!
Eve! the most remarkable invention,
more exquisite than the mouse,
yet unpatentable.

Indeed, without her, snake would be unknown!
Without Eve, the apple would be a poor ungrafted thing
and Adam, a doltish peasant, a gatherer
of artichokes and not a hint of butter.
Eve is the proof that Jahweh was the best!
The one! The only! The Chief of Operations!

4 comments:

AnnMarie Eldon said...

you get my vote immediately (not that anyone is asking..) if only for this one line:


without preliminary laparoscopy

ha!!!

Rae Pater said...

lol, nice one Chuck. Gave me a smile.

jenni said...

Love this part:

Eve! the most remarkable invention,
more exquisite than the mouse,
yet unpatentable.


--that mouse part is hilarios.

enjoyed!

Chuck said...

I've been off on vacation -- a friend's place in upstate New York; a few days with my daughters and their families in NY City; then back to the pool; and home today.

So-- thank you for your comments!

Chuck