I have lately come to the conclusion that I am Eve,
alias Mrs. Adam. You know, there is no account
of her death in the Bible, and why am I not Eve?
Emily Dickinson in a letter,
12 January, 1846
Kathleen Norris, “Mrs. Adam” from Poetry 156 (April 1990). Used by permission of the author.
Source: Poetry (April 1990).
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