Posted in Spiritual Poetry

Who-who (poem)

I had said I’d take a blogging break, but not writing a poem for an entire week has left me feeling a bit empty inside. In times of great sadness, I have learned that I shouldn’t let my passion go—even if all I want to do is worry and cry and worry some more. Needless to say, one’s passion can serve as their very own  personal healer. Thanks, Poetry. ♥

An albino barn owl
perched on my shoulder
and pecked at my skull.

“I don’t need
any more weight,”
I said. “My scapula
is about to break.
Go away, scram!”

It stood its ground & spake.
“The weight of the world
isn’t on your shoulders—no,
it’s all in the mind.” It
pecked once again.
“Who-who is the culprit?
Only you, dear friend,
only you-you.”

“Say it is all there,”
I responded. “How
do I get rid of it?”

“I already knocked at
your noggin; the door.
All you have to do now
is open your mind up
just enough so the debris
can skedaddle
like dandelion seeds
in spring bluster.”
And with that, the owl
flew skyward, until it
got engulfed
by a cumulus cloud.

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX

snow owl barn



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

18 thoughts on “Who-who (poem)

I value your thoughts. :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s