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Erasing Negative Space (poem)

Hand me that pocket knife
you ripped out of that boulder
when everybody else couldn’t.

I’m going to cut the villains
out of your heart and pour
liquid gold into that negative space.

Your heart’s always been a gold one,
even though we all well-know
we thud-thud in rich red.

Hand me that unbreakable twine
that was tied around
your mind too tight.

I’m going to tie it around
each desperado
and quadruple knot.

I’m going to tie the other end
to an anchor and send it to the ocean
blue until they reach the farthest
depth and all fades to


© 2015 – Eva PoeteX

the lion king disney evil villain scar




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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