That 50-year-old who “loved children” must be avoided,
they said.

He’d done it again and again but was never prosecuted,
the elders said.

But he had a biblical theory humming in his head,
I said.

When Adam started touching himself, it was decided,
he said,

To create Eve, and that’s the story never decoded,
as he said

To me when I was seven years old, sitting on his bed,
I said.

With his hand pressed on my thigh, but it never ascended,
I’ve always said.