by Matthew J. Andrews
For Eden

Ruin of a gate with autumn leaves in the background

When we named you,
we imagined
the divine love
and gentleness
of the garden,
but you are
the flaming sword
swinging at the gate.

Matthew J. Andrews
Based in Modesto, California, Matthew J. Andrews is a private investigator and writer whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sojourners, Red Rock Review, The Dewdrop, Deep Wild Journal, Braided Way Magazine, Jewish Literary Journal, Spirit Fire Review, and Amethyst Review, among others.


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