Trapped by the tree of knowledge,
the deed captured for posterity
in the farmhouse of the fall.
Surreal landscape and materiality of grime.
The serpent wakes and the angels weep.
In hell’s infernal oven roasts
over seasoned forbidden meat,
its stench hanging on stale air.
A perpetual reminder of balance broken.
Below the flaming sword they hang,
prisoners locked in the picture,
and the wheel of rebirth.
Picture prompt from the Mag by Tess Kincaid ‘Between Heaven and Hell’, 1989 by Jacek Yerka
Word prompt ‘Seasoned’ by Sunday Scribblings.
dVerse ‘Modern Day Mythology’