I am Eve. It is my task To sample the fruit, To romance the serpent, To Fall. It is my task To corrupt.
I am Eve. It is my duty to be pure. My burden Is skin Is shame Is Pleasure. It is my charge To be a symbol, To be a statue-- Smooth, perfect marble Cold and unmoldable.
But My flesh Gives Under fingers. My smoothness Has heat. Has breath. Has Blood.
I am Eve. It is my calling To be a paradigm. Still and quiet as a Painting or mural Which can be pointed to And admired. It is my role. I am something To aspire to. Something to acquire. Something to Protect.
I am Eve. It is my destiny To disappoint. It is my fate To fail. It is my study To ******.
I have been to trial By power. It is my crime To burn the garden. It is my obligation To be Deceived.