Poems poetry Some of my poems


I should never use a cliché
I should have known betterpops into my head
like a jack-in-the-box
repeating itself
on an old vinyl Zeppelin
at the back of my fuzzy mind
but I don’t want to know better
I want to feel it all
every touch not touched
every orgasm
needing to escape
all of my senses
immersed in yours
when I run away
don’t be hurt
it’s my head
pretending she knows it all
when she knows jack shit
when she puts up all the walls
like tiny pieces of Lego
all around her heart
for no one ever saw her soul
but Him
and now You.
Be gentle.
for clichés
are starting to run my life.

By Christina Strigas

Christina Strigas is a Canadian poet, raised by Greek immigrants, and has written three poetry books. Her latest, Love & Vodka, has been featured by CBC Books in, “Your Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 Poetry Collections Recommended by you.”
LOVE & METAXA, her fourth poetry book is coming out May 25, 2021.
In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.

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