Jody Azzouni


Even God is tempted by fruit

Originally appeared in Cape Rock, fall 2013
Added 2/20/2021
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Even God is tempted by fruit

Poem | Jody's Notes


When light dreams of flesh,

when moons splinter in two.

These are the miracles we can now see

once we have eyes.


From afar we watch

each rainbow:

white light coaxed into flower.

These gifts of vision

we pay for in fear:

how we can anticipate the now

that is coming towards us.


We box ourselves in windows

(watch everything from where we hide)

look at how clouds

link the sky into shapes.


When God was tempted by fruit

did he see the pain color would bring?