Paradise wasn’t lost; it was taken away
over a tree-turf dispute between God’s
children and God’s pride. His eloquent
opining about what goes before falls
came later and was apparently a hard won
understanding that hasn’t quite sunk in.
Rather than let bygones be bygones
and accept the divine wisdom of the street game,
No harm, no foul, He takes elocution lessons
then Pontius-Pilates His hands in a shallow bowl,
excusing the bloody consequences as the wages of sin.