Adam et Atom
& of each thing,
Adam masticates atom

the newness of nuance,
destruction a tumbleweed,

destruction a man
missing the thirteenth rib

Adam, Adam—

he is cowering in the garden
his lover red lipped and honey
tooth, the rib is broken, they
are disassembled

stretched palm, the etchings
of each line a motif,
mortified, the atom
dissolves, all

sparks & slingshots
all inertia and inbred thought

Adam
Adam
& of each new thing.