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Been crying internal bleeding

from wanting the streets

to be cleared from heartache

but the plow came too late

and my love it’s bound up in twisted fate-

feeling it all

then nothing.

What is wrong with me?

The snow is heavy

breaking my fall

wanting to lean up against your wall

so you could kiss me hard

feel my tears as I crawl

as close to you as I dream

in sweet sexy words

that invigorate my senses

as all these questions people ask me

fly right by me

crash into my sea.

I want to float above

but the tide keeps pulling me under

squeezing notes

living on false hopes

wishing that all this thunder

inside me would collide

with yours.

Wrote my last word

and finished the novel

haven’t you heard?

My lover is calling me again

wanting to know when

I will give it away

but he doesn’t know

that I already gave it

to you

a long time ago.


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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