In Eden Lies

In Eden lies the tree of life

That bore the fruit

from which the lies of one

Gave birth to lies

of millions more.


Idyllic. Utopian.

These are the lies

that mankind

dare not drink

from cups of Sunday gold.


They lead to banquets

in the au-delà

more perilous

than life in this sad,

war-torn land of ours.


© Nyuka Anaïs Laurent    30.01.2010