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My Matryoshka Doll (poem)


You keep your songs
in a quintuple cage
like a Russian nesting doll.

I have the diamond key,
but you filled the keyholes
with teary-cement long ago.

You’re the ballerina
in the doubled-locked
music box collecting
dust and rust.

I’m the hand pre-frostbite
trying to pry you open
to hear those warming sonatas
to prove to not me, but yourself:

Your heart hasn’t been replaced
by bricks and stucco—no.
Those are merely
the sound-proof walls
encasing it.

All you need is the earthquake
to make a cracked ash out of rock solid.
You’re the architect of the prison,
You’re the creator of a jailbreak.

I cannot force you to sing in front of me.
Collaborate with the force within you,
Give it permission and rest assured,
it’ll come out to play.

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX


Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a Mystic Poetess, Eclectic Artist, 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 TheSeeds4Life. She has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians and artists across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and the Co-Founder of Health Mastery Movement. Additionally, she is the author of several poetry books, including Esoterra and Sacred Shapes. Furthermore, she holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and a Diploma in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy. When she's not creating, she enjoys reading her weight in philosophical books, going on epic bike rides, playing racing games, and meditating to ambient music. To find out more, visit Evy Zen’s official website:

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