Hypostasis of the Archons

‘So’, thought Adam in his dual nativity, ‘it all comes down to sex’.
That Eve would kiss the serpent in that coquettish way she had of envious negativity was,
he knew,
no allegory of elegiac love.
She drank his seed knowingly,
and, in so doing, foresaw the Gnostics corrupting Rome.

Rome, Italy 1998

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