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Ode to Tree (poem)

Put a stronghold on your piece
of loose-leaf snow-white paper

Raise it to the sky
like Triumphants raise fists,
Use it as your eye-shield
from beaming gold sun,
Notice its illumination,

Take that same warmed
piece of once-tree
and smear some dirt on it,
Colour it ‘til snow-white is no more,

Crinkle it,
and set it
amongst fallen fall leaves,

Camouflage it
until, step a few
baby steps backward,
you see it no more,

and you’ll remember:
Paper’s merely a fallen
child of a sequoia or sakura
or white oak,
processed, transmuted
for the poetry folk to write on,
for the bibliophile to get
lost in other-than-earth worlds,
for you and I to take a break

from that sun-wannabe-bright
screen teeming with virtual faces
and ‘like’ buttons,
a few of these: #
oh, and these: @

A break

from the spacebars
and enters
and back spaces.

Thank you, Trees.

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX

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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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