The lost word

The bag with time broke open
and words spilled all over the world.
Like myriad's of caterpillars they crept,
naked and hairy, noble and vulgar,
with offspring's budding on their lips.

The Lord used one to create Man.
Some say it was 'mud'
    but they are far from sure.
We only know that 'rib'
    gave rise to all female lure.

What is the meaning of it all ?
I am afraid that, as likely as not,
the proper word for it
... got lost.
Stan Sýkora, Arese, September 1995.
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