“Thy Adam, …The Fallen Angel”
Desperate, I tried to put a stitch in time,
Polarized, charged, to resurrect
The picture I had of us, perfect.
Alas, I should have put in nine,
Or nine thousand, nine hundred ninety nine,
With jewels and amperage to restart
Your damned, dead, ungrateful, hateful heart.
Even if my own very life were forfeit,
It would be a gift deemed less than adequate.
Michael N. Johns, 10/5/2015
This piece was inspired by a quote from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: “I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.”