Minatory And Hortatory
To Adam the Lord was most minatory,
and said: “You must keep your virginity! ”
He learned about sex
From a tree whose effects
Made it change from a knowing- to sinner-tree.
To Adam the Lord had been hortatory,
and said: “You may eat from the shorter tree.
If you eat from the tall
you’re certain to fall
out of bed, going straight to the mortuary.”
Inspired by Mark Twain’s advice to writers: “If you catch an adjective, shoot it! ”