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The Garden
Kamari Bright 

And in that moment

when he saw her

partake of the angel that

WAS the “forbidden fruit”

of the tree of God,

Adam realized he

was inadequate.


He saw what the woman

pulled from his body

knew long before, that

he was dim and

dirt-made. That the angel

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was her own piece of

forever to consume, while

he was merely her

limitation in paradise.

And Adam felt the heave

of less-than like the first

heart that ever broke,

then told Eve to

put some fucking clothes on.

Kamari Bright is an emerging creative who has had poetry featured in NILVX: A Book of Magic, 2018 Jack Straw Writers Anthology, and Bellwether Arts Week. Her video poems have screened at Tacoma Film Festival, Cadence Video Poetry Festival, and Airstream Poetry Festival, and her work will be featured in the 2019 Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes. A 2018 Jack Straw Writers fellow, Bright is currently working on a manuscript connecting the influence of Christian folklore to present-day misogyny.

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