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Captor (poem)

The tumultuous winds
from my self-storm
are my captor.

Arms unseen keep me
both bound and blind
to the magick
that’s all-around.

Only when I realize
my arms are wings,
will the wind be my liberator,
will my self-made hurricane
spin out of existence.

When the sun peers out,
I won’t get too close,
For my wings are of wax—
I don’t want to be
another Icarus tragedy.

Flying is a curse-blessing.

The biggest curse of them all:
Having wings, but dwelling
each day in a cage;
Being freed from the prison,
Having clipped wings.

© 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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