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Heliophobic Lightbeing ✨ (poem)

Moonlit, sunlit, starlit.
Pulsar, quasar, pulsing from afar.
Crackling fireplace.
High beams.
Starling, bearer of all lighting,
you fear you’re too blinding
(though sometimes you can be),
you fear you’ll ignite a ceaseless forest fire
(though sometimes you do),
but your biggest fear is touching
your reflection in the iced pond.
My biggest fear are those negative spaces,
Dark’s ability to black out,
And that your fear will devour you
and Earth will become but a larger Pluto.
So please, step out of your darkness, Starling,
and with each step, know that while fires can engulf
meadows to charcoal oblivion, flames also warm
frostbitten hands and hearts
and light the ways to brighter days.

campfire starlight GIF by Malu Duque



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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