Bad Apples

Malum Malum

How do we know it was an apple?

What if it were malum persicum,

Which fruit knows that man has a weakness

For cleft curves and soft downy hair.

Knows that man lacks the tough stones

She has. Did you know you can extract

Cyanide from them if you have a lot?

If you want a fruit as temptress

I would say it had to be a peach,

Which is soft and pastel and sweet and forgiving:

Just right on the fuzziness with a poison center.

Than again, you'd never swallow

The stone of a peach

And you would of an apple

But those have arsenic.