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  • Writer's pictureAmber Shockley

God curses creeping things

1 Then the Lord cursed the serpent

to crawl on its belly, eat dirt.

And Adam was satisfied, but

felt a question start inside him.

2 The serpent said Revenge

and smiled, sliding by. Man

was learning the ways of God.

3 Later, God gave more laws,

marked more abominations:

snake, turtle, salamander,

mouse, weasel, mole.

4 Adam watched a hare,

uncloven, unclean,

tuck into the brush

of the forest to forage.

He thought of Eve, made

from dust. He considered

that when he looks for God,

he always looks up.


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