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Leavers (poem)

Blossoms of trees taken by cruel breeze. No wonder naked tree limbs flail, clink and clank amongst each other, looking for their flowers lost in midnight showers and gusts. 

No wonder leaves are called leaves…

Leave once a tinch of brisk ether grazes their epidermis. 

You too, flee, like the leaver you are, when the temperature isn’t just right. 

Unattached, you’ll decay. That’s all deceiving, deserting ever does…

It withers the insides, until only the mind is left to guide, a hollowed out heart. 

Eva PoeteX Β© 2016



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

20 thoughts on “Leavers (poem)

      1. He is doing much better. It probably helps that he stopped smoking, started exercising, and stopped eating junk food. I’m very grateful. Thanks for asking!

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  1. Very deep and thoughtful poem, Eva, it is sometimes a bit scary for me to read something darkish (still, honest and raw, beautiful -whether we choose it or not, to accept it!) from you. I do hope the poem is not inspired by real events. I hope those who read it feel inspired to cut toxic people from their life, and that is not the same as leaving.

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ No worries, this isn’t about current life events. However, my past self was exposed to the backlash of many “leavers.”

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