Poems poetry Some of my poems


The more you reveal of yourself
the more I want to see
hair untangled
fully dressed
you read me without words
meanings flushed away
don’t confront them now
perhaps lying in bed
was not where you thought
you’d find me
should be cooking those
delicious Greek dishes
but I honestly suck at it
and you know I do
I wish I was more like them
hence the smile for you
sometimes you need to stop
and stare at the flowers
forget the traffic
worry about which perfume to wear
but that was never the case with me
from the starting sunset
till my last breath
I wonder about where you went
and why you told me so much
why I understood
how the temperature in my bedroom
as you drew near.

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 available at all online bookstores..
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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