The Apple/ Auxiliary Temptations
in the innocent days of Adam and Eve,
in the days of the apple,
no mention was made
of auxiliary temptations –
warm apple pie,
delicious apple cider,
succulent apple sauce.
How could anyone,
let alone our first parents,
resist the apple in disguise?
I broke my Lenten vow of abstaining
from eating between meals,
when, at 10:00 a.m.,
a still warm apple pie arrived.
I did hear my guardian angel
(not that nasty sly serpent) whisper,
“It would be sin not to have a piece of that pie.”