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∞Pilamaya (Lakota for “Thank You”) – poem

Some people, you meet
in summer’s prime then they leave
by first snow. Some spend
three seasons–maybe all four
b`fore they flee. The ones who
stay for seasons upon seasons–
’til hairs atop head silver
completely & there were
hundreds of reasons for them
to go but stayed. I’d like to say
Pilamaya! Pilamaya to the latter,
to all! All added stars to my night-
sky, so-much-so that it looks like daylight.


2014 – Eva PoeteX



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

7 thoughts on “∞Pilamaya (Lakota for “Thank You”) – poem

  1. Eva, a marvelous poem in all respects. Very impressive. With a small claim to Choctaw ancestry, I thank you for adding this new word to my vocabulary. Now if I could just hear it pronounced. I will assume it sounds something like this: PEEL-uh-MAH-yuh. Am I close? 😛


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