Lou Andreas-Salome, with whip, and her two suitors, Paul Ree and Friedrich Nietzsche (1882)
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O, it's all been confusing since Eden on --
lonely Adam wanting what his Father had:
Sophia in his arms. Saying, Look, Dad,
Are you done with that dumpling? Eve was born,
a spare rib for the ages, and saucy
insouciance that drove fallen Satan wild,
and he went all dicky Tao when she smiled!
An apple? No, Martini and Rossi!
Fig leaves, Exile, goodbye gay eternity
and nine months later Original Sin:
swarthy Cain with devilish eyes checked in,
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