Beware, Adam

Yea, though you may have been cast out from His palace.
And you are now naked.
And you are now defenseless.
And you are now mortal.

But don't fear Him because you are mortal.
Don't think He hath punished you with death.
For He hath done more, much more than that.
For, before He cast you to earth, He made woman.
And she hath followed you down to earth.

Beware, young Adam.
Beware the mind of God.
For someone who can create something as horribly wonderful as woman
Deserves to be feared.

--September 1995