Tree of Life

Ted Richer

1.

once I came

in my dream

to Paradise

when you came with me

2.

the closer I came inside to the Garden

in my dream

the closer you became

3.

and when I walked all through Paradise

you came closer still

4.

yet when I stood near the Tree of Life

and looked all around

in my dream

in Paradise

I was alone

Ted Richer

Ted Richer is the literary editor of Free Inquiry.


1. once I came … in my dream … to Paradise … when you came with me 2. the closer I came inside to the Garden … in my dream … the closer you became 3. and when I walked all through Paradise … you came closer still 4. yet when I stood near the …

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