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Roundabout (poem)

Before you take permanent leave,
go to the roundabout… Please.
Perhaps you’ve slipped
into that black hole already,
And I’m shredding my soul
to smithereens, and shedding
tears that create oceans around
Me, an island, for zilch.

I wish that the road you chose to take
was a mere dead end, and you’d turn
around. And perhaps if your barely-blue
irises, for a split second, wandered
my way, you’d have a 360° mind-change.

Alas, the trail you picked
was Interstate Infinity.
You found a new goddess
mural to praise,
The sound of the certain
heart-thud you had for me
is mere aural mirage,
but I hear it as if it were now—
me, you. Left ear pressed
to rising and falling bare chest,
as you whisper to me:
You’re better than all the rest.

This poem has spilled too much,
I wish to keep my glass heart
at least 1/16th full. I need something
to console me on this night of mourning
the love that I’ll have to lay to rest;
The love that was better than all the rest.

I need something to drown me
just as much.

Will this ocean ever recede?

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX

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Author:

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 www.Poehemian.com (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 www.evyzen.com.

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