Wherefore decry our mythic mother,
The one denominated Eve?
She gave us reason, one another;
And from her act of make believe,
She was responsible for science;
And justified our noncompliance
With what the faithful trust in myth
By making words as does a smith:
Hard hammered on life’s anvil forging
What’s hidden in the life of things;
And ridding us of earthly kings;
And, finally, our own disgorging
Of everything that keeps us awed,
Especially the Bible’s god.