Honesty toward self

Again you tried to forget

to lie to yourself

because it hurts

and the emptiness surrounding this wound is frightening


But this time you couldn’t push the lie as far as you used to

as far as my selfishness could bring me

as far as your fear could carry you


For a moment you thought, you hoped

you could dull yourself so entirely

you didn’t need to confront this wound

but you saw the lie so clearly cut, so dark

you shied away from it


And now you’re glad

glad you didn’t fall again

glad you have become so strong

and from the place where you have stopped

you see the winding road you will have to climb

before reaching the city of your heart




“En communion avec la nature” is a drawing by Chantal Peguiron



About Erik Vincenti Zakhia

Dear all, I will share with you many of my poems, short stories, drawings and paintings telling of my journey of self-discovery and my reflections about life, love, art, spirituality, sexuality, kundalini rise, and twin flames. You will also come across many paintings by Chantal Peguiron that are intimately related to my artwork. They all fall within the realm of Hazen. If you like it, don’t hesitate to subscribe and follow me on social media! May you have an inspiring visit!


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