Today we will begin at the end,

Since it’s always just around the bend,

As a general trend.

I deal not in absolutes,

Color me an opportunist,

As I bask,

In the branches,

And wear whichever skin,

Suits me.

The serpent knew the truth,

Long before those other two,

Ate their fruit.

For better or worse,

You owe your state of mind,

To me.