You're welcome bitches—all you pretty Eves
Adam was a jerk from the beginning
We'd walk thru Eden brushing away leaves
and he'd lecture + mansplain everything—
goddamn names of the goddamn things
+ commanding me to lie beneath
him—which I might have chose, which is what stings.
So I left—left Eden naked beneath
my pride + went to Hell to fuck
and yes size does matter + your pretty
little children then all had sex with mine
tho they mostly kept your submissive genes.
blaming you for the tree was shitty—
Oh, you never heard of me? Wonder why.
The winner writes the myth. We were hunters.
We ran our prey down + moved w/the herds
but some thru weakness chose agriculture
and stayed in place using their snake tongue words
to claim the land their own and to control
the food supply so yes I killed Abel
in self defense + God—he did nothing
for these ten thousand years he's done nothing
and now you people of the Book have that
while the 1% rich own everything.
But I have left my mark—you hold it still.
You have the power to take it all back
You have the power to let my mark ring.
Remember we are hunters—we can kill.
Born in Puerto Rico, John Yohe grew up in Michigan and lives in Oregon. He has worked as a wildland firefighter, deckhand/oiler, bike messenger, wilderness ranger, and now fire lookout. www.johnyohe.com