Joseph O. Legaspi

The Homosexual Book of Genesis

It is a short book.
God in His righteous glory conjures up
everything: the separation of Light
and Dark, firmaments, land and sea,
vegetation and beasts. On the sixth day
God, in His image, create Adam
and Adam, sons of His patriarchal regime.
Then God rest. Then, no begetting.
No litanies of descendants. Hence,
fatal rivalry between brothers, golden calf
worship and heavy rain are avoided. No exodus,
locusts, thorns, crucifixion and resurrection.
God rest absolutely, the seventh day eternal.
The serpent remains, coiled up a fruitless
tree. But as God’s will, there calcified
in the larynxes of Adam and Adam: desire.

Joseph O. Legaspi
“The Homosexual Book of Genesis” first appeared in North American Review (Sept.-Nov. ‘04).