According(ly,) to man

Before the beginning,
Man said, “This is a world to conquer.”
Hence, Man released his word
and it was a resounding,
“I will.”
A bright shining beacon
separated the darkness.

This was how it began.

The next day, Man separated
high-minded thoughts from base desires
and called one educated and strategic,
the other trivial and crass,
and made one above the other in ranks.

Morning and evening passed.

On the third day, the desires were gathered
and separated into virtues and vices.
Each had seeds abundant with
the reapings of their own rewards and consequences.

All was good but the darkness and light
were stark. So on the fourth day
Man said, “I will give the darkness flecks of light
and the light covers of darkness
so that everything will have shadows
and shades to cover themselves upon.”
And Man saw all was as he pleased.

Then Man pronounced, “I will fill
the virtues and vices with every sort of thing
to feed on according to their kind.
They shall be fruitful and multiply and they shall
swarm and crawl and fly according to their own kind.
They shall become beasts and livestock which
plot and prey on each other according to their own kind.”
And so it was on the fifth day.

When Man saw how everything
was as he made it to be,
Man said, “I shall make a god in my own image, he will
be as I proclaim and
be the bearer of my creation. He will be for me
a cause to have dominion over all.”

And so on the sixth day,
Man created a god in his own image
to subdue everything. He said to him, “Now, you will
grant me permission to do as I have always done and
in your name, claim glory.”

On the seventh day, Man saw all was absolved
and done according to his will.
Man rested and let the name of god
carry the load.

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