—Allegra Silberstein, Davis
A girl child wandered among unicorns
and a myriad of flowers in a garden called Eden.
In a new place she had not seen before, she saw
a mysterious tree with fruit of red and gold.
Though there was a fence around it
she climbed it with ease.
I’ll call the fruit of this tree, apple,
she thought—then I will have one to eat.
She ate it all, even the seeds and the star within
and she became all womb...
a woman, a rider, boisterous and bold,
following a star within her now.
She left the garden far behind
but kept it in memory as her name...
within her the star, the seed.
Within her a quest only found in leaving.