Cain's Wife

Scopes trial, Tennessee, 1925: Darrow: "Did you ever discover where Cain got his wife?". Bryan:"No sir, I leave the agnostics to hunt for her."... Darrow: "Were there other people on earth at that time?". Bryan: "I cannot say."

Good evening,
said Cain's wife.
I am Cain's wife,
otherwise known
as the wife of Cain.
Yes, said Cain,
let me explain.
I married her.
I am her husband.
She is my wife.
She is Cain's wife,
the wife of Cain.
Great, said Adam,
what's your name?
I have no name.
I am Cain's wife,
the wife of Cain
and that is all.
Yes, said Cain,
she has no name.
It is a shame.
Strange, said Eve.
Let me explain,
said the wife of Cain.
I had waited
beneath the surface,
until the rain came
in the shape of Cain
and now we live
in the land called Nod
where Cain is busy
building a city
which we must stock.
And so I bore Enoch,
no pain, no gain,
said the wife of Cain,
looking at Eve.
And now I must leave
before it gets light.
Goodnight.


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