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Hades (poem)

There is Hades’ fury burrowed
into those smile lines,
Black holes in your sky eyes.

A micro fisherman sits
in your sailboat of a smile.
Your tongue, the bait.
Those who you thought
Were closest to you
are like starving fish,
drawn to your every word,
but even when they suck
that tongue dry,
they’re still famished.

Your eyes don’t drizzle,
nor do they pour—they monsoon
at the thought of others deeming
you as evil just because you wear
darkness on your sleeve
better than most.

It’s a crime to think that a human
is all good or that a human is all evil.
Those who have figuratively killed men
have still loved their children,
saved bumblebees from drowning
in pools, helped their arthritic
neighbor rake leaves.

(Those who have actually killed in the name of cold blood…
Were their hearts always that Arctic cold?
I’m still having a hard time having compassion for everyone,
especially the ones who wronged in ways that leach hope from humanity.)

Those who have loved wholly and deeply
have still lied when it served them,
walked past homeless women
and didn’t spare a single coin
from their jingling pockets,
drove past a turtle attempting
its suicide tread across sliver
of rush-houred highway.

So the next time you see
some Hades behind someone’s stare,
know that you’re no different.

Light isn’t a standalone beacon.
Darkness is her companion;
the reason why we keep seeing stars.

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Author:

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: www.evyzen.com

6 thoughts on “Hades (poem)

  1. Great poem. Since my daily work since Oct 2014 (and really from the beginning of my incarnations millions of years ago) has been focused on bringing forth the shift into the light and the shut down of the dark secret governments who have held this and other planets hostage, I’ve had to learn this truth you speak of here.

    I’ve learned compassion for all, even as I continue this work. It is challenging but important to see the soul underneath it all.

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