you are the brave myth

that never stops giving

to all the fractured ones

that were once held together

but now must reach,

from their broken parts,

to a beginning

that was never there

but might now be their truth.


Innocence, you lived whole

with Adam and his Eve,

among the rich loveliness

of the sacred garden

that held their hearts,

till the serpent came

and took you away

and hid you in

the desert of disgrace.


But now,

now is the time,

to let innocence rise

from out of the desert

and come and be with all who

want to live whole in the garden again.