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Smoky Blue (poem)

Your under-eyes, smoky;
puffy like liquid-bloated cumulus clouds
after world-ending nuclear war.
Tell me of sleepless nights,
tear-drenched red pillow—
from brink of dusk to crack of dawn
on repeat.

Where are those smiling cerulean eyes?
The ones who told me stories
of crimson-robed sages
with canary yellow balloons in hand.

Your wonder and wisdom.
You set both sailing on a boat
along the forbidden river—
until the horizon devoured it.

In its place? I offer you a friend-
ship. But before we seal the deal—
I want you to become a trusty comrade
to yourself. You must love your heart
in all of its mosaicked splendor.

Promise me.

I’ll merely be the hands that hold it
together on the days when those inner
wars are much too soul-searing to bear.

I make this promise to you.

©2016 – 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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