Them Apples

When Adam’s apple
Got stuck in his throat,
Eve threw hers away.
Was it the first time
That an apple fell
Not far from the tree?

Just one bad apple
Spoiled the whole bunch
Of human maleness,
Upsetting the apple-carts
Of Genesis and Genetics,
Never giving us a second bite.

When Gravity stumbled
Upon an apple hanging out
In his not-yet-knighted presence,
Did Isaac Newton trade
The orchard for that single apple?

Then why do we wise apples,
Trade the apples of our eyes
For Apples with retina displays,
Comparing all the while
Apples and oranges,
Vitamins A and C,
Forgetting we need both
Of them and those doctors
We’ve been keeping away?