Beckett: Poetry – No. 1716, Original Sin

As soon as Baby enters the womb,
she is prone to illness and death.
Baby cannot survive on her own;
without care, she will die.

Baby poops and pees without a care
for where she is or who holds her.
Baby cries when she doesn't get
what she wants, throwing a tantrum.

Baby's instinct is not to share,
but to covet and hit another baby
for daring to share a toy.
Baby cares only for herself.

This is evidence of original sin,
for Baby was born a sinner.
Every sinner pays in death,
but Baby is saved in Baptism.
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