It started with Eve in the Garden.
A look, a taste of such delicious fruit —
Before the curse, names like hamor
and gamel rolled off Adam’s tongue.
After, the taste for naming remained:
melons — grapefruits, lemons—
pear hips, orange peel thighs,
peach, pomegranate, cherry.
With this, man becomes master
of the garden. Paradise regained.
A lick of his lips, a whistle, a hiss.