Wayne-Daniel Berard  


Adam Moozar*

before the somnolent
kidnapping of body parts
there was Adam Kadmon
the Original One. Then,
projecting a
Dependant Personality Disorder
upon non-binary Eden,
the god who could not stand
to be alone chloroformed
this Original, and slicing like
an organ thief, dualized
what was One, damning
fluidity with the flick of a rib,
“closing up the flesh.”
until now.
“and thus a man
clings to his wife, that they
become one flesh.” Adam Kadmon
Adam Moozar, Queer Adam,
originally asinning,
no need to cling
if Flesh is one already.
never less
alone than when Al-one.

*Moozar: Hebrew, “queer.”  



Wayne-Daniel Berard teaches English and Humanities at Nichols College in Dudley, MA.  An adoptee and former Franciscan seminarian, his birth-search led him to find and embrace his Jewishness.  Wayne-Daniel is a Peace Chaplain, an interfaith clergy person, and a member of B’nai Or of Boston. He is the co-founding editor of Soul-Lit, and has recently published a chapbook, Christine Day, Love Poems. He lives in Mansfield, MA with his wife, The Lovely Christine.