“If Breathing”

“If Breathing”


If breathing, there is a need;

If need, then comes the question never spoke

By either brother, an initial rift that broke

When in that moment, Adam’s seed

Made more than one, their difference breeds

A natural shift from peace to war; the smoke

Alone had been enough, but weighted, a stroke

Of genius, and from the stench might no longer heed

The sign of truth.  “Ask what may be done,” is Abel’s

Cry; “What may not be undone nor forever won,” from God’s domain

Replies, and neither will survive that summer’s day

Within the Garden wherein truth no longer grows and envy blocks the rays

Of sun and moon and stars where once their steeds were stabled—

And what may not be undone in sinews deep within the heart of Cain?

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