Poetry by Mel Bikowski
The hardest words in the world to be said are
I love you.
It’ll change a person.
Their eyes will glow
you’re instantly connected
I used it carelessly for a while.
My creation story starts
laughing in the meadows of Eden
with Adam and our precious garden.
It was there that I saw for the first time
under the night sky with my lover made from Earth
Man and Woman. Guardians of the Garden.
I saw the power of lust. The shadow of love.
Resting underneath the beautiful tree
We laid together flesh to flesh.
He looked at me and told me to lie under him.
Prove to the Night of how much I loved him.
Show him love was humility.
Love is submissive.
Love is waking up early and feeding the animals.
Then laying with him, again.
Prove to Earth and God and the Planets
My love for him.
I looked at him confused
but are we not equal?
Is love not like the Sun?
Rising above us lighting up the garden
where even our shadows cannot hide behind us.
He talked about me to the other angels.
How I said I love you
But I would not lay with him.
How I did not love him.
It made him special and egotistical
Lost in the glow of my words.
It changed his person.
I said the hardest words in the world
The deepest mystery of my existence.
But if I peel back the layers of my heart
I will come somewhere incomprehensible
That is the space where love liquidates.
This is a place of not place.
A place where words, interpretation,
depth are absent.
And I am just floating.
I guess I should have just told Adam
He and I are floating and I love that.
Mel Bikowski is an intuitive artist and poet. She delves deep into a practice of using her creativity as an outlet for healing. Her poetry relies on emotion, experience, and imagination. Her works are narratives of personal experiences where she found a snapshot of direct truth reflected in imagery and symbolism of her vaguely cosmological system. Published in Quail Bell Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Elephant Journal. She is currently an artist in residence at Olly Olly in Fairfax, VA. Find more about her art at www.melbikowski.com