Out of Paradise

︎︎︎ Andrew Sunshine

︎ April 29, 2021

Our first Parents were feral creatures

Abandoned to Paradise infant naked.

By their grunts and barks and moans they made themselves

Most unwelcome. They were shown the Gate. Long and terrible

Its Groan when it shut

upon them for good. They have not yet turned

To face the unread Road ahead.

Andrew Sunshine is the author of _Thyrsus_ and _99_ (Linear Arts) and _Andra moi_ (Ambitus Books), all works of poetry. His poems and prose have appeared in _Literal Latte_, _Salonika_, _Snake Nation_, _Panoplyzine_, _Iconoclast_, and _Map Literary_, among other journals. He lives in New York City with his wife and sons.