From The Next Ancient World

Even Eve, the only soul in all of time
 to never have to wait for love,
 must have leaned some sleepless nights
 alone against the garden wall
 and wailed, cold, stupefied, and wild
 and wished to trade-in all of Eden
 to have but been a child.

In fact, I gather that is why she leapt and fell from grace,
 that she might have a story of herself to tell
 in some other place.

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is a poet, philosopher, and historian. Her books include Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It, Doubt: A History, and Who Said.

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