What Little Boys Are Made Of

by Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy

In the beginning
God finished,

wiped His Hands
on a damp cloud,
and breathed into Man.

Man didn't breathe back.
Worried, God checked
the Instructions,
found he'd left the tail
inside the box.

Hastily, recklessly,
God glued it
on the wrong side.

Man was born.
His tail wagged
at the sight of Eve
and God was already forgotten.

Last updated February 20, 2023