Adam and Eve symbolize the essence of what makes us “us.”
I seek to capture this essence through poetry. You see, without language, we cannot know each other. Without words, we cannot see, or touch, or use the things in our world. Without concepts, we give power to what can control us, whether it be an idea, a person, or anything really!
This is how our light gets stolen from us, by us. Only through true love may we find our light to see the beauty of our life. As Aristotle said, “Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form, but with regard to their mode of life.”
We need to create our own future with a strong sense of responsibility, not by a holy being’s help, but with love in accordance with the will of humanity.
Like this, I imagine myself and Eve.
Me & Eve
And God said, “Let there be light.”
Before light, there was language.
Words to make the unseen seen.
Create things, worlds, even gods.
Gods who used words to control everything.
I’m a word; they used me.
Then naked god stole the light from my hand
I had a moon in my hand.
But my moon stopped shining.
When it saw that the naked god wore this light,
I ran to Eve, wanting to cuddle her
For saving my dark moon
and disclosing the existence of God.
Then God said,
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return.”
When my moon shines, we shine together.
Me and Eve.
Author: Hamouda Ismaili
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Editor: Danielle Beutell
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