Adam’s Rib

Adam’s rib
Was found
Under a chair
In a diner
By a couple of kids

They walk by a fence
Tap the rib
On every wooden board

A dog
Follows them around
Those children
They give that dog
Adam’s rib
To chew on

Adam comes walking up
Loosens his tie
He says,
“Don’t you children
Know that rib
Was the rib
That made eve?”

Adam takes the rib
In his hands
Looks at it
In the middle
Of the street
And starts
To whistle

The dog looks
Up at him
It’s tail wags
Against his leg

Adam places
His hand
Under his shirt
Feels the hole there
And forgets
How to whistle

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