Posted in Love Poetry, Senryū Poetry

A Series of Senryū Poems (On Self Love)

You don’t like me much?
Invert dermic layer! Yours.
Look! Like what you see?

Want things outside self?
Expect the big desire pains.
Discover inside!

The outskirts of town,
Location change matters not.
You’ll escape self? No!

You do not know you,
But you claim to know me well?
You lie! Can’t you see?

I coughed up a star.
That’s how I first awakened,
All is universe!

Went to Uranus,
To the galaxy next door,
Couldn’t escape me/thee.

I want a lover!
Who will see the sun inside,
And not be blind(e)ad.

Be your own lover!
Be the Love you want to have!
Then it will find you.

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Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

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