To follow

In the centre of my universe I found you awake
up past midnight as usual
driving down highway 15 reaching
centre ville
and vinyl record stores on Bishop

so I followed you

all out of Bukowski again
twitter has made him popular
he says stroking his beard like I don’t know much
I shrug my shoulder and smile
don’t know much about that
I read him before indie
before coffee
and now I let him rest
he’s super tired
with your young generation and your attention span
you look familiar
he says
No I don’t
and I ignore him
before he talks about car crashes
National news
superheroes and writers.

I lost you on de la Montagne
where hotels will become condos with shops
and memories rubble.
I wanted to follow you
to a new uprising
but the ” manifestations”
students banging pots
took over the laureate prizes;
when I was a student I banged other things,
spoke about philosophy
across from Concordia
and made love with words
like I always do.
My hair touched my ass
my poems well hidden
and no one followed me.
How things change
yet still
stay the same on this
emotional ride lost on one way streets
so far from your world order
and parallel highways
but I’ll still follow you
except in my dreams.



  1. Enigma · March 24, 2015

    Following the steps you walked…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cate Derham · March 24, 2015

    Love the way the images flow and the reflections you convey. xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · March 24, 2015

      Much love and grateful to you for reading. So amazing you can see what I see. x


  3. Rise above · March 25, 2015

    I can absolutely relate to the Bukowski bits, Neruda was the man a couple of years ago.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Chrissy · July 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on Christina Strigas.


  5. georgeforfun · July 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

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