First novel

Predict me

He says it’s hard to read me
when I scrub the floor
you want me on my knees
Love will make you do
irrational moves
do you know the taste of my lust
it comes in fragmented sentences
in coffee sips.

Officer, I was distracted
with doctors
and Christmas lights
with past lovers
and modern romance.

He says he has never been
more in love with me
I tell him pinch me
I’m real.
Always laughing at love
and loving to laugh.
Always crying at songs
commercials, news, movies
the dead, the living

When will you ever grow up?
I always say never
and I mean it.

Officer, I was looking down
I didn’t see the car
I didn’t see the boy
some things you can’t predict.
Some predictions remain in the stars.

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.

13 replies on “Predict me”

Chrissy, I also enjoyed this work but I felt a strong sense of regret and melancholy here. No one else had commented on that so I wasn’t sure if it struck me with a very different chord than others or even what the author perhaps intended.

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