Apple Anyone?

In the Garden of Eden stood a tree.

   that was called the tree of knowledge.

Of every other tree they could eat

   except that one.

Well, they did and got evicted.

All my life I have understood

   that the punishment was the eviction.

But now I believe God was pretty shrewd

   and the punishment was self-inflicted.

They did it to themselves

   when they bit that Eden beauty.

If it weren't for that old apple we could

   be eating, sleeping, loving,

      swimming in the river, lying in the sun.

         not wasting any time,

Wondering what it's all about.